The Belarusian Association of Journalists is outraged by another act of severe pressure on independent media. On August 18, the office of BelaPAN news agency and the apartments of its employees were searched as part of a criminal case. Access to the company's website is blocked.
The Justice for Journalists Foundation and its Media Risk Map partners monitoring attacks on media workers in the post-Soviet space call on international organisations and governments of all countries to do their utmost to secure the early release of all incarcerated media workers and to end the barbaric violations of their rights. According to the JFJ’s experts, at least 84 media workers from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Crimea, Russia, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are awaiting trial in detention or under house arrests, or have already been sentenced to long-term imprisonment and are held in prisons and prison camps. Доклад Фонда «Справедливость для журналистов» о атаках на медиаработников в Беларуси
BAJ strongly condemns the court decision on the case of journalist Katsiaryna Barysevich and doctor Artsiom Sarokin
Belarusian Association of Journalists strongly condemns the court decision on the case of journalist Katsiaryna Barysevich and doctor Artsiom Sarokin They were found guilty of disclosing a medical secret (part 3 of article 178 — "Disclosure of medical secrets, which led to grave consequences").
Belarusian Association of Journalists strongly condemns the court verdict on the case of Belsat journalists Daria Chultsova and Katsiaryna Andreyeva (Bakhvalava).