News

09.01.2015

Lohvinau Bookstore Fined

If the court decision comes into legal force, the bookstore will go bankrupt.

22.12.2014

Statement on the Massive Blocking of Websites

Since December 19, several informational Internet resources in Belarus have been subject to blocking. Most of them remain inaccessible from the territory of the country until now. In particular, users’ access to belapan.com and belapan.by, naviny.by, belaruspartisan.org, charter97.org, udf.by, 21.by, gazetaby.com, zautra.by have been restricted without explanations.

17.12.2014

Pavel Levinau Fined for 25 Basic Amounts

On December 17, the Chyhunachny district court in Vitebsk heard the case of Pavel Levinau, the last person brought to account for the photo near the famous city graffiti.

03.12.2014

Three Days Arrest for the Photo in Vitebsk

Judge Alena Tsyhankova ruled to punish the passer-by who had joined the photo session in Vitebsk with three days’ arrest – exactly the time he had spent in pre-trial detention.

01.12.2014

Two More Fines for Photo for Free Speech

On December 1, two more people photographed on November 5 in Vitsebk were fined under charges of violating the procedure of holding mass events.

28.11.2014

Free Speech Photo Ends with Fines for an Unsanctioned Action

Today three participants of the photo session in Vitebsk were fined for holding an unauthorized mass event.

26.11.2014

Open Letter of BAJ and EFJ against Prosecution of Our Colleagues in Vitebsk

Before November 5, the day of the international campaign Stand Up For Journalism, a team of BAJ members from Vitebsk took a photo at the background of a famous graffiti in Vitebsk – the image of paper-cut birds flying out of cage. This was a symbolic action to join the international campaign of the EFJ and the campaign of BAJ in support of journalists prosecuted for their professional activities. 

06.11.2014

BAJ Activists Stand Up for Journalism

Join the Belarusian Stand up for Journalism campaign online and offline! We stand up for the rights of our persecuted colleagues Ales Dzianisau, Andrei Mialeshka, Ales Zaleuski, Maryna Mauchanava, Ales Burakou, Mikhail Arshynski, Alina Litvinchuk, Vital Siamashka, Yury Dziashuk, Yauhien Skrabiets, Mikalai Bianko, Yuliya Siviets, Sviatlana Stsiapanava, Alena Stsiapanava, Maksim Khliabiets, and a broad number of other journalists, either fined or officially warned for their professional activity.

08.04.2014

Lohvinau Awarded with IPA Freedom to Publish Prize

On April 7 in London the International Publishers Association awarded the Freedom to Publish Prize to Belarusian publisher Ihar Lohvinau.

17.02.2014

Lohvinau Publisher Moves Temporarily to Vilnius

“I can try to pass an exam to register the publishing house only in a year. However, I don’t intend to wait a year to do my favorite business,” said Ihar Lohvinau in an interview to TUT.by.

05.10.2013

Publisher Deprived of License for Publishing Belarus Press Photo 2011

The private entrepreneur Lohvinau was informed on September 23 that his license for publishing activities had been withdrawn.