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Journalist Volha Bykouskaya Barred From Meeting of Election Commission in Minsk
21.10.2019

Journalist Volha Bykouskaya Barred From Meeting of Election Commission in Minsk

Bdg.by journalist tried to attend a meeting of District Election Commission of district # 107 in Minsk, where one of the contenders was Yury Hubarevich, chairman of the Movement for Freedom. However, members of the election commission did not let the journalist to observe the meeting.

Radio Racyja Journalist Denied Accreditation 11th Time
21.10.2019

Radio Racyja Journalist Denied Accreditation 11th Time

BAJ member, Hrodna journalist  Viktar Parfionenka has just been denied accreditation by the Belarus Ministry of Foreign Affairs, again.  This was his eleventh attempt as a reporter of the Belarusian Radio Racyja to get official permission to work.

Ukrainian Journalist Pavel Sharoyko Pardoned and Released
07.10.2019

Ukrainian Journalist Pavel Sharoyko Pardoned and Released

Pavel Sharoyko, convicted of espionage in Belarus, has just been pardoned and released. The President of Ukraine Volodymir Zelensky spread the news during the 2nd Forum of Regions of Belarus and Ukraine in Zhytomyr.

30.09.2019

Slonim Mayor Sues Sviatlana Kalinkina 50,000 BYN for Publishing NEXTA's Posting

Head of Slonim Executive Committee Henadz Khomich sued a number of publications that republished the posting of blogger Stsiapan Putsila (aka NEXTA). NEXTA's Telegramm channel posted that the local top official, as well as his wife a bit later, had been caught drunk driving. Officially, the information has not been confirmed.

Yarmoshyna to Ban Bloggers and Regional Media from the Parliamentary Elections Press Center
25.09.2019

Yarmoshyna to Ban Bloggers and Regional Media from the Parliamentary Elections Press Center

Chair of the Central Election Commission wants only the MFA-accredited foreign press and Belarus' "central" media to have access to the CEC press center.

Пасля працяглага зацішша аднавіўся пераслед журналістаў за супрацоўніццтва з «Белсатам»
24.09.2019

After a 3-Month Lull, Journalists Prosecuted for Cooperation with Belsat

The authorities have resumed pressure on freelance journalists cooperating with Belsat. Mahiliou journalist is charged with making a video for Belsat about the newly appointed chief ideologist Andrei Kuntsevych.

BAJ Board Awards Honorary Diploma to Iosif Siaredzich
16.09.2019

BAJ Board Awards Honorary Diploma to Iosif Siaredzich

Belarusian Association of Journalists awarded an Honorary Diploma for outstanding work for the benefit of freedom of speech and professional journalism to Iosif Siaredzich, the founder and editor in chief of Narodnaya Volya.

Lukashenka on Control over Internet: "We Don't Know Yet How to Do It And Avoid Sanctions"
04.09.2019

Lukashenka on Control over Internet: "We Don't Know Yet How to Do It And Avoid Sanctions"

Opening the conference on combating terrorism, Alexander Lukashenka proposed creating an "information neighborhood belt" to ensure non-interference of countries in their neighbors' information assets.

Pavel Sharamet Murdered Three Years Ago Colleagues and family paid tribute to the memory of Pavel PHOTO
23.07.2019

Pavel Sharamet Murdered Three Years Ago Colleagues and family paid tribute to the memory of Pavel PHOTO

On the third anniversary of the murder of the prominent journalist, colleagues and family visited his grave at the Paunochnya Cemetery in Minsk.

7 ліпеня – дзень знікнення Дзмітрыя Завадскага
07.07.2019

19 Years Since Abduction of Dzmitry Zavadski

Today, 19 years turns since Dzmitry Zavadski disappeared; no body has been recovered, no full points in the criminal case

6th round of EU-Belarus Human Rights Dialogue takes place in Brussels
19.06.2019

6th round of EU-Belarus Human Rights Dialogue takes place in Brussels

The European Union and the Republic of Belarus held the 6th round of the bilateral Human Rights Dialogue on 18 June 2019 in Brussels.

‘If you see Belsat journos, call the police.’ Belarus authorities playing safe?
07.06.2019

‘If you see Belsat journos, call the police.’ Belarus authorities playing safe?

A document that was allegedly sent to Svetlahorsk district collective farms and enterprises has been brought to Belsat TV attention.