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Human Rights Watch: Media Under Attack as European Games Loom 27.05.2019

Human Rights Watch: Media Under Attack as European Games Loom

Olympic Officials Should Ensure Reporters’ Safety

Belarusian Government to Block Websites Calling for Protests During the European Games 23.05.2019

Belarusian Government to Block Websites Calling for Protests During the European Games

Alexander Lukashenka signed Edict  on security measures during the European Games in Minsk (June 17 to July 2.). The document allows hotel guards to carry out body searches of tourists, while law enforcement agencies will block websites which call for unauthorized protests within 24 hours. What else is in the edict?

Media Under Attack as European Games Loom 22.05.2019

Media Under Attack as European Games Loom

(Berlin) – Belarusian authorities have carried out concerted attacks on media freedom over the past two years that directly affect the climate in which news media will cover the country before, during, and after the upcoming European Games, Human Rights Watch said. The European Olympic Committees (EOC) should ensure that all journalists, foreign and local, covering the 2019 European Games, from June 21-30, in Belarus, can operate free from harassment.

Human Rights Watch и CPJ просят создать "горячую линию" для журналистов на время Европейских игр в Минске 10.05.2019

Belarus: Use Europe Games to Spur Media Freedom

The European Olympic Committees (EOC) should establish a complaints hotline for journalists during the 2019 European Games, Human Rights Watch and the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Belarus will host the games, a multi-sport event for more than 4,000 athletes, in Minsk from June 21-30. 

UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders Michel Forst Advises Journalists to Contact Him Directly 17.04.2019

UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders Michel Forst Advises Journalists to Contact Him Directly

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation with human rights defenders Michel Forst visited the office of the Belarusian Association of Journalists. He met with BAJ representatives, journalists Pauliuk Bykouski, Tatsiana Karavenkova, Maryna Zolatava, and Dziyana Seradziuk.

 Minsk office of Belsat gets back equipment seized during recent search 12.04.2019

Minsk office of Belsat gets back equipment seized during recent search

Computers and data storage devices have been returned to Belsat two days after they were seized by the police took during the search at the Minsk office of Belsat.

OSCE Representative denounces search of Belsat TV channel editorial office in Belarus 10.04.2019

OSCE Representative denounces search of Belsat TV channel editorial office in Belarus

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, denounced the search conducted on 9 April in the editorial office of the Belsat TV channel in Minsk, Belarus. He called on the authorities to exercise restraint in bringing libel charges against media and journalists, and reiterated his call on the authorities to decriminalize defamation. ​

BAJ Protests Against Search at Belsat And New Criminal Case — Statement by BAJ Board 10.04.2019

BAJ Protests Against Search at Belsat And New Criminal Case — Statement by BAJ Board

April 9 Minsk Department of the Investigative Committee searched the apartment used by employees of Belsat satellite TV channel.

Minsk Police Raid and Search BELSAT Office on Slander Charges  The office has been crushed 09.04.2019

Minsk Police Raid and Search BELSAT Office on Slander Charges. The office has been crushed

In the morning of April 9 the police came to the office of Belsat TV channel with a search warrant from the Investigation Committee. Recently, we do not have information about the criminal proceedings that the search is part of.