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E-NEWSLETTER ‘MASS MEDIA IN BELARUS’ #1 (60) 2020. RESULTS OF THE YEAR 2019 16.03.2020

E-NEWSLETTER ‘MASS MEDIA IN BELARUS’ #1 (60) 2020. RESULTS OF THE YEAR 2019

The general situation in the Belarusian mass media field was controversial in 2019. On the one hand, it was influenced by the overwhelming trend of reinforcing governmental control over the media space. On the other hand, due to hosting the 2nd European Games, the official authorities were pushed towards greater openness of the country. The complicated foreign policy and economic situation in Belarus, including negotiation processes with the European Union and the United States, the increasing size of external debt and pressure on the part of Russia as well as the elections to the Belarusian parliament, held on November 17, 2019, had their impact on the situation in the media field, too. 

IFJ urges media to report responsibly on Coronavirus crisis 03.03.2020

IFJ urges media to report responsibly on Coronavirus crisis

As the media coverage of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak dominates the media all over the world, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has urged the media to report responsibly and avoid creating any unjustified panic that could worsen the situation.

Tatsiana Tkachova: If I stop loving the process, stop loving the way the cherries bloom, then it's time to die 02.03.2020

Tatsiana Tkachova: If I stop loving the process, stop loving the way the cherries bloom, then it's time to die

Tatsiana Tkachova, World Press Photo nominee in the "portrait" category shares emotions with BAJ.BY, and tells what she finds really important and how to learn photography.

Photographer from Belarus becomes World Press Photo finalist 02.03.2020

Tatsiana Tkachova among nominees for World Press Photo's Portraits

Belarusian photographer Tatsiana Tkachova has been named among the nominees for the 63rd World Press Photo award. Her photo story is nominated in the "Portrait" category. The winners will be announced on the evening of April 16 at the during the world premiere of the World Press Photo in Amsterdam.

Belarusian MFA Ignores Journalist's Request for Accreditation. Court Refuses to Hear Complaint 24.02.2020

Belarusian MFA Ignores Journalist's Request for Accreditation. Court Refuses to Hear Complaint

Belarusian Association of Journalists registers yet another case of Belarusian MFA denying accreditation to a foreign media journalist.

Журналіста аштрафавалі за сюжэт пра дзіцячую пляцоўку 24.02.2020

Belsat contributor fined over news story about children’s playground

A Sharkaushchyna court has considered the case against freelance journalist Zmitser Lupach on Monday.

Mahiliou: Belsat TV crew on trial 24.02.2020

Mahiliou: Belsat TV crew on trial

Journalist Alina Skrabunova and cameraman Alyaksandr Sidareuski have appeared before court on February, 24.

Over 100 famous people sign open letter in support of convicted anarchists 19.02.2020

Over 100 famous people sign open letter in support of convicted anarchists

Famous Belarusian journalists, writers, artists, photographers, bloggers and activists have signed an open letter in support of convicted anarchists Ivan Komar and Mikita Yemelyanau, who were recognized as political prisoners by human rights activists.

Journalist Convicted for Protests against 'Deep Integration' with Russia Journalist Dziyana Seradziuk received a fine based on changed testimony of a riot policeman 31.01.2020

Journalist convicted for protests against 'deep integration' with Russia

 Journalist Dziyana Seradziuk received a fine based on changed testimony of a riot policeman. Novy Chas journalist was punished with a huge fine for participation in the protests against "deep integration". That was the second trial for Dziyana Seradziuk. At the first trial, the court sent the report back to police for revision.

Россию не хвалят, а упрекают. Как изменились акценты в освещении белорусско-российских отношений в СМИ 28.01.2020

No more praises for Russia: Media change focus in Belarus-Russia relations

On January 23, BAJ presented the results of its Monitoring of Pro-Russian Propaganda and Pro-Integration Rhetoric on Belarus State TV.