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Freelancers of Nordic Countries Make a Statement to Support Colleagues in Belarus 17.09.2018

Freelancers of Nordic Countries Make a Statement to Support Colleagues in Belarus

The annual conference Nordic Freelance 2018 has taken place in the Swedish town Malmö. The participants issued a statement of support for freelancers in Belarus, demanding to stop harassment of freelance journalists for their professional activities.

Side Event during the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2018 11.09.2018

Side Event during the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2018

Assembly of Pro-Democratic NGOs of Belarusin cooperation with the Human Rights Center "Viasna", International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Legal Transformation Centre and Belarusian Association of Journalists, cordially invite you to a Side Event during the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2018

BAJ Statement on the occasion of the International Day of Journalists’ Solidarity 07.09.2018

BAJ Statement on the occasion of the International Day of Journalists’ Solidarity

The Belarusian Association of Journalists expresses words of solidarity with our prosecuted colleagues and calls for solidarity to the civil society, international organizations and everyone who shares the values of truthful and unbiased journalism.  

 Lukashenka awards investigators involved in case against independent media 06.09.2018

Lukashenka awards investigators involved in case against independent media

The Belarusian president has awarded Medal for Distinguished Service in Defending Public Order to investigators Alyaksandr Syamyonik and his colleague Ihar Makushenka.

 Smalyavichy: Authorities fine reporter for covering social problems 06.09.2018

Smalyavichy: Authorities fine reporter for covering social problems

Smalyavichy court has imposed a fine of 1,225 Belarusian rubles on journalist Volha Czajczyc for her contributing to a news story about local residents’ protest.

05.09.2018

Repressions against journalists in Belarus, 2018 (chart)

The list includes incidents which the Belarusian Association of Journalists regards as violations of journalists' rights, committed by representatives of the authorities.

Israilevich Sues Novy Chas 40,000 BYN. Next court session on September 10 30.08.2018

Israilevich Sues Novy Chas 40,000 BYN. Next court session on September 10

Savetski district court of Minsk started a preliminary hearings on the suit filed by businessman Arkadz Izrailevich against the Novy Chas newspaper.  Arkadz Izrailevich did not show up in the courtroom. He is represented by barrister Alena Kalazayeva . The case is heard by Judge Veranika Abramovich.

Journalists and editors of ‘BelTA case’ banned from leaving Belarus 29.08.2018

Journalists and editors of ‘BelTA case’ banned from leaving Belarus

On August 27, the Investigative Committee summoned by the suspects in the “BelTA case”.

BELAPAN FOUNDER DIES AT 52 24.08.2018

BELAPAN FOUNDER DIES AT 52

August 23 Ales Lipai, 52, founder of the independent news agency BelaPAN, died in Minsk after a long struggle with disease. The funeral will take place on August 26 in Rudzensk. The Belarusian Association of Journalists expresses condolences to the family and colleagues.

10.08.2018

Mass media in Belarus № 2 (55). January — June, 2018

A range of amendments was introduced into the Belarusian mass media legislation in June 2018. They tightened governmental control over the media field and the Internet in particular. However, it should be noted that even before that the state regulation in this field had been one of the strictest in the region. It is worth mentioning the restricted access to a popular Web-site charter97.org in Belarus, criminal cases, connected to the freedom of expression of opinions, and the reinforced pressure on freelance journalists for their cooperation with foreign media among the events and tendencies in the Belarusian mass media field in the first half-year 2018. There were continued arbitrary detentions of journalists and registered other obstacles to their activity. All that was taking place against the background of the commenced dialogue between Belarus and the EU and the statements about liberalization in the country, delivered by Belarusian authorities.