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Harassment of journalists breaks records in Belarus – nearly 100 fines so far this year 15.11.2018

Harassment of journalists breaks records in Belarus – nearly 100 fines so far this year

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Belarusian government’s international partners to react to the surge in its persecution of journalists, with nearly 100 fines imposed already this year on reporters working for exile media – an all-time record.

14 Journalists Served Official Charges in BelTA Case 13.11.2018

14 Journalists Served Official Charges in BelTA Case

The final amount of financial damages made by the journalists to the state-owned news agency BelTA, will be given later. This is what Yulia Hancharova, official representative of the Investigation Committee, told BAJ. According to Hancharova, official charges were served to 14 people.

Targets in BelTA Criminal Investigation Served Official Charges 06.11.2018

Targets in BelTA Criminal Investigation Served Official Charges

On November 5, some suspects in the “BelTA case” were served official charges.

The Belarusian Association of Journalists held a solidarity action "Stand Up for Journalism" on November 5 06.11.2018

The Belarusian Association of Journalists held a solidarity action "Stand Up for Journalism" on November 5

The same very day some of the journalists suspected in BelTA case were served formal charges.

05.11.2018

November 5 — Stand Up for Journalists!

Since 2007, each November 5 IFJ's campaign "Stand Up for Journalism" draws attention to the main threats faced by journalists all over the world.

European Commissioner discusses EU-Belarus cooperation with human rights defenders 31.10.2018

European Commissioner discusses EU-Belarus cooperation with human rights defenders

On Wednesday, 31 October, representatives of the Belarusian non-governmental and human rights organizations met with Mr. Johannes Hahn, European Union Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy. The meeting was also attended by the EU’s official representative in Belarus, Ms. Andrea Wiktorin. Председатель Белорусской ассоциации журналистов Андрей Бастунец также принимал участие в встрече. У сустрэчы браў удзел старшыня Беларускай асацыяцыі журналістаў Андрэй Бастунец.

Ministry of Information to BAJ: Neither We, Nor Journalists Need CSOs as Intermediaries 31.10.2018

Ministry of Information to BAJ: Neither We, Nor Journalists Need CSOs as Intermediaries

The Ministry of Information sent an impudent response signed by deputy minister Pavel Liohki to BAJ inquiry about an accreditation procedure for mass media at the Ministry. The Belarusian Association of Journalists will appeal against the document.

Ukrainian Journalist Mykola Balaban Detained in Belarus 27.10.2018

Ukrainian Journalist Mykola Balaban Detained in Belarus

Mikola Balaban, Ukrainian journalist and founder of the The Village Ukraine, who came to Minsk for Media Management and IT Forum, was detained in Minsk.

Homel Court to Try Director for Documentary 23.10.2018

Homel Court to Try Director for Documentary

Alexander Huseu, district inspector of Homel Central police department, informed freelance journalist Maria Bulavinskaya about the report he had made on her under Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code for production of a documentary "Homeless city" without accreditation.

Journalist Volha Czajczyc arrested for doing her job 17.10.2018

Journalist Volha Czajczyc arrested for doing her job

The journalist Volha Czajczyc had to spend several hours in the Baraulyany police department.