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Coverage of the 2019 Parliamentary Elections in Belarusian Media Final report 28.11.2019

Coverage of the 2019 Parliamentary Elections in Belarusian Media Final report

The report summarises the findings of the monitoring of the 2019 parliamentary election coverage in Belarusian media.

Belarus journalist suspected of smuggling weed claims planting 25.11.2019

Belarus journo suspected of smuggling weed claims planting

On November 21, journalist Uladzimir Chudzyantsou was removed from a train at the Belarusian-Polish border. The authorities claim that Belarusian border guards found 0.87 grams of marijuana in his personal belongings. Moreover, a search was conducted in his flat and ‘some two packages’ were reportedly seized, the journalist’s mother said.

Journalists face numerous obstacles when covering parliamentary elections in Belarus 20.11.2019

Journalists face numerous obstacles when covering parliamentary elections in Belarus

Reporters were not allowed to shoot or were put in conditions which made it impossible to work. Here are some facts from the recent election coverage.

«Выборы продемонстрировали полное отсутствие соблюдения демократических обязательств», — заявление ОБСЕ 18.11.2019

Curbs on constitutionally guaranteed freedoms and concerns over procedural integrity tarnish early parliamentary elections in Belarus even as candidate numbers rise, international observers say

Fundamental freedoms were disregarded and the integrity of the election process was not adequately safeguarded in the early parliamentary elections in Belarus even as the number of registered candidates increased, international observers concluded in a preliminary statement published today

Coverage of the 2019 Parliamentary Elections in Belarusian Media. Report 2 14.11.2019

Coverage of the 2019 Parliamentary Elections in Belarusian Media. Report 2

On November 14, the Belarusian Association of Journalists presented the second stage of its Monitoring of the Media Coverage of the Parliamentary Elections-2019.

E-NEWSLETTER: MASS MEDIA IN BELARUS Bulletin #3(59) (July – September 2019) 13.11.2019

E-NEWSLETTER: MASS MEDIA IN BELARUS Bulletin #3(59) (July – September 2019)

Situation in Mass Media Field in July – September 2019. The situation in the Belarusian mass media field has remained calm on the eve of Parliamentary elections, which were scheduled for November 17, 2019.  However, at least two journalists faced personal threats, which lacked investigation within the reporting period. After more than a three-month-long pause there were registered new cases of persecution of freelance journalists for their cooperation with foreign media. Claims were filed against several online media outlets to protect the honor and dignity of  certain officials, but the cases are expected to be considered in court in November 2019.

Blogger NEXTA to pay 3000 rubles for a posting on head of Slonim 12.11.2019

Blogger NEXTA to pay 3000 rubles for a posting on head of Slonim

November 12 Minsk district court considered a defamation action brought by the chairman of the Slonim district executive committee Henadz Khomich against Stsiapan Putsila, owner of Nexta channel in Telegram.

Mahilio Journalist Fined for Story about Belarus' Chief Ideologist 31.10.2019

Mahiliou Journalist Fined for Story about Belarus' Chief Ideologist

Bialynichy District Court imposed a penalty on Mahiliou journalist Darya Chultsova  for a video story about the newly appointed Belarus' chief ideologist Andrei Kuntsevych that she had allegedly made for Belsat TV channel.