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 Criminal proceedings against two journalists in ‘BelTA case’ stopped
27.11.2018

Criminal proceedings against two journalists in ‘BelTA case’ stopped

On November 26, the Investigation Committee granted the petitions of journalists Uliana Babayed and Tatsyana Karavenkava to replace criminal charges with administrative liability. They were accused of unauthorized access to BelTA computer information.

Criminal Charges Against Journalists Bykouski and Kuletski Dropped +DOCUMENT
22.11.2018

Criminal Charges Against Journalists Bykouski and Kuletski Dropped +DOCUMENT

Pauliuk Bykouski informed BAJ about the dismissal of criminal proceedings. The criminal charges were reclassified reclassified under Art. 252 of the Criminal Procedure Code "in conjunction with application of administrative sanctions"

Maryna Zolatava, Chief Editor of TUT.BY Charged Under “BelTA case”
22.11.2018

Maryna Zolatava, Chief Editor of TUT.BY Charged Under “BelTA case”

On November 22, Maryna Zolatava , editor-in-chief of the portal TUT.BY , was served official charges.

22.11.2018

Euronews to cover Minsk's preparations for the 2nd European games

Euronews will provide coverage of Minsk's preparations for the 2nd European Games. The agreement was signed by Minsk European Games Organizing Committee (MEGOC) CEO George Katulin and Euronews International Sales Director Kjell Stein in Minsk on 21 November.

Гендырэктар БелТА Ірына Акуловіч: Гэта не палітычная справа, гэта справа аб паролях
20.11.2018

BAJ Asks BelTA CEO Not to Bring "BelTA Case" to Court

BelTA CEO Iryna Akulovich expressed understanding of BAJ opinion that the confrontation between the state-owned and non-state media is not good for anyone. However, Akulovich plans to wait for the end of the investigation into the BelTA case".

Harassment of journalists breaks records in Belarus – nearly 100 fines so far this year
15.11.2018

Harassment of journalists breaks records in Belarus – nearly 100 fines so far this year

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Belarusian government’s international partners to react to the surge in its persecution of journalists, with nearly 100 fines imposed already this year on reporters working for exile media – an all-time record.

Targets in BelTA Criminal Investigation Served Official Charges
06.11.2018

Targets in BelTA Criminal Investigation Served Official Charges

On November 5, some suspects in the “BelTA case” were served official charges.

The Belarusian Association of Journalists held a solidarity action "Stand Up for Journalism" on November 5
06.11.2018

The Belarusian Association of Journalists held a solidarity action "Stand Up for Journalism" on November 5

The same very day some of the journalists suspected in BelTA case were served formal charges.

05.11.2018

November 5 — Stand Up for Journalists!

Since 2007, each November 5 IFJ's campaign "Stand Up for Journalism" draws attention to the main threats faced by journalists all over the world.

Ministry of Information to BAJ: Neither We, Nor Journalists Need CSOs as Intermediaries
31.10.2018

Ministry of Information to BAJ: Neither We, Nor Journalists Need CSOs as Intermediaries

The Ministry of Information sent an impudent response signed by deputy minister Pavel Liohki to BAJ inquiry about an accreditation procedure for mass media at the Ministry. The Belarusian Association of Journalists will appeal against the document.

Ukrainian Journalist Mykola Balaban Detained in Belarus
27.10.2018

Ukrainian Journalist Mykola Balaban Detained in Belarus

Mikola Balaban, Ukrainian journalist and founder of the The Village Ukraine, who came to Minsk for Media Management and IT Forum, was detained in Minsk.

Homel Court to Try Director for Documentary
23.10.2018

Homel Court to Try Director for Documentary

Alexander Huseu, district inspector of Homel Central police department, informed freelance journalist Maria Bulavinskaya about the report he had made on her under Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code for production of a documentary "Homeless city" without accreditation.