Journalists detained while greeting colleagues released from Akrestsina detention center. They were arrested and fined
Dzianis Hancharenka and Ales Lubianchuk were detained near Akrestsina detention center. They were there to greet their colleagues who had served 11 days in jail — photographers Alexander Vasukovich and Uladz Hrydzin.
Editor-in-chief of Nasha Niva Yahor Martsinovich is suspected under Article 188 of the Criminal Code (libel). He will spend the next three days in an isolation ward.
Nasha Niva journalist Natalia Lubneuskaya was wounded on August 10 -- an unknown riot policeman shot her in the leg at close range. The criminal case has still not been started, and the Investigative Committee is still conducting a "chekup".
While covering the March of Justice on Sunday in Minsk, journalist Dzianis Borshch and blogger of "Not on TV" channel Siarhei Kazlovich were detained in Minsk.
Photogphers get 11 days of jail. They covered the protests, while the court ruled they were protesters
TUT.BY's Uladz Hrydzin and Novy Chas' Alexander Vasukovich were detained on September 13. They spent three days at Akrestsina detention center before the end of the trial.
The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) welcomes the agreement reached on Thursday at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to send an international expert mission to Belarus.
The EFJ affiliate in Belarus, the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), celebrates today its 25th anniversary in a particularly hostile context. The EFJ is proud of Belarusian colleagues in their struggle for media freedom and against repression and censorship. We call on all journalists’ organisations and all journalists to show solidarity with colleagues in Belarus. Use the hashtag #BAJ25RAZAM on social networks.
For 25 years, BAJ has been keeping guard over the rights and interests of our colleagues.
EFJ General Secretary Ricardo Gutiérrez: What are we waiting for to impose sanctions on those responsible?
Eleven journalists detained in Belarus this weekend.
Larysa Shchyrakova, a Homiel-based Belsat journalist, is currently in the police department.