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21.02.2022

Political prisoner and journalist Darya Chultsova turns 25 in prison

“It’s Dasha’s birthday on the 20th, she will celebrate her twenty-fifth birthday. Such a beautiful date! Too bad it will be a day off. The day passed quickly at work and maybe it wasn’t so sad,” Dasha’s mother Natalya Tserabilenka told.

Journalist Katsiaryna Andreeva transferred to jail for “investigative actions” 21.02.2022

Journalist Katsiaryna Andreeva transferred to jail for “investigative actions”

Belsat journalist Katsiaryna Andreeva (Bakhvalava) is no longer kept in the women’s correctional facility #4 in Homel.

16.02.2022

BAJ nominated for UNESCO prize

Forty-six UNESCO Member States, including all 27 EUMS, joined in nominating the Belarusian Association of Journalists for the Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2022!

07.02.2022

Ex-RFE/RL Photographer Gets 13 Days In Jail For 'Disobedience To Police'

A photographer who previously worked for RFE/RL's Belarus Service has been sentenced to 13 days in jail for "disobedience to police," a charge that he has rejected. Judge Tatsyana Palulekh of the Frunze district court in Minsk sentenced Uladz Hrydzin on February 7 after finding him guilty of refusing to follow police orders to let them inside his apartment to conduct a search last week.

07.02.2022

Former RFE/RL Photographer Detained In Minsk On Unknown Charges

A photographer who previously worked for RFE/RL's Belarus Service has been arrested and taken to pretrial detention in Minsk, his relatives say.

Nasha Niva declared “extremist formation” 27.01.2022

Nasha Niva declared “extremist formation”

The Nasha Niva newspaper has been published since 1906 (modern version – since 1991), now it is an online media outlet with popular social media pages. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus informed that Nasha Niva was recognized as an extremist formation: “The group of citizens from the Sarodzichy private association (the owner of Nasha Niva) united through online resources, including social media and messengers was recognized an extremist formation.”

Writer and journalist Sevyaryn Kvyatkouski detained upon arrival in Belarus 20.01.2022

Writer and journalist Sevyaryn Kvyatkouski detained upon arrival in Belarus

On January 19, Belarusian writer and journalist Sevyaryn Kvyatkouski was detained.

19.01.2022

CPJ: The Ivulin case shows that the authorities will use any pretext to punish members of the press

In response to the sentencing of Belarusian journalist Aliaksandr Ivulin to two years imprisonment on Wednesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement of condemnation: