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Minsk Police Raid and Search BELSAT Office on Slander Charges  The office has been crushed
09.04.2019

Minsk Police Raid and Search BELSAT Office on Slander Charges. The office has been crushed

In the morning of April 9 the police came to the office of Belsat TV channel with a search warrant from the Investigation Committee. Recently, we do not have information about the criminal proceedings that the search is part of.

03.04.2019

Hrodna to Be Twinned with Nur-Sultan — Hrodna.life Threatened Litigation for April Fools' Joke

Hrodna.life published a joke on April Fools' Day, and local ideologists seemed not to understand the joke.

Immediately stop prosecution of blogger Siarhei Piatrukhin
02.04.2019

Immediately stop prosecution of blogger Siarhei Piatrukhin

Joint statement by human rights and other civil society organizations.

Police Suspect Blogger Andrei Pavuk of Bomb Hoax,  Ask People Not to Help Him.
25.03.2019

Police Suspect Blogger Andrei Pavuk of Bomb Hoax, Ask People Not to Help Him

Blogger Andrei Pavuk is a suspect in a criminal case under Art. 340 Part 1 of the Criminal. He is suspected of a false report on a bomb in the building of Aktsiabrski  district executive committee. The police seized all computer equipment and devices from Andrei.

 Belarus authorities set to make us stop contributing to Belsat — journalist
25.03.2019

Belarus authorities set to make us stop contributing to Belsat — journalist

Brest-based journalists Ales Lyauchuk and Milana Kharytonava were found guilty of illegal production and distribution of media products, i.e. for contributing to Belsat TV.

Guilty: Zolatava to Pay a Fine and BelTA Costs
04.03.2019

Guilty: Zolatava to Pay a Fine and BelTA Costs

Zavodski district court of Minsk has announced the verdict to Maryna Zolatava, the chief editor of the portal Tut.by. Zolatava has been found guilty of dereliction of duty, which resulted in significant harm to the state and public interests. Maryna Zolatava must pay a fine of 300 base values (7,650 BYN). Zolatava is restricted from leaving the country before the judgment enters into legal force. In addition, Maryna Zolatava must also pay BelTA 6,000 BYN of sue charges. Hard drives, laptops, a mobile phone, and system unit will be returned to her. The court also ruled to return the equipment seized during the searches to the editors of Tut.by.

30.01.2019

High-profile case: Popular news portal chief editor to stand trial soon

The trial of Maryna Zolatava, editor-in-chief of the popular news portal TUT.BY, will start on February, 12 in Minsk.

FOJO Representative Banned from Belarus due to Russian "Black List"
26.01.2019

FOJO Representative Banned from Belarus due to Russian "Black List"

Olga Vallee, FOJO Media Institute program coordinator arrived in Minsk at the invitation of the Belarusian Association of Journalists. She was supposed to have a meeting with young journalists.

BAJ Joins MEPs Letter Asking to Demand Immediate Release of Four Sakharov Prize Laureates
17.12.2018

BAJ Joins MEPs Letter Asking to Demand Immediate Release of Four Sakharov Prize Laureates

BAJ joined the letter of MEPs and Sakharov Prize winners asking the EU leaders to demand the immediate release of the four Sakharov Prize laureates.    

BelaPAN's Chief Editor Iryna Leushina Wins Belarusian Human Rights Defenders' Prize
13.12.2018

BelaPAN's Chief Editor Iryna Leushina Wins Belarusian Human Rights Defenders' Prize

On December 10, International Human Rights Day, Belarusian human rights organizations named the winners of the 2018 National Award for achievements in the field of human rights. The award ceremony took place in the new Territory of Rights public space that opened in Minsk the same day.

BAJ Representatives Discuss Main Problems of Media Freedom in Belarus with OSCE
11.12.2018

BAJ Representatives Discuss Main Problems of Media Freedom in Belarus with OSCE

On International Human Rights Day, representatives of the Belarusian Association of Journalists visited Vienna where they met with the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir and President of the Austrian branch of the Reporters without Borders Rubina Mohring.

Investigative Committee refuses to drop criminal charge against tut.by editor in chief
03.12.2018

Investigative Committee refuses to drop criminal charge against tut.by editor in chief

The criminal prosecution of BelaPAN Chief Editor Iryna Leushyna in the so-called “BelTA case” has been stopped. TUT.by editor-in-chief Maryna Zolatava remains the only accused person in the case.