Blogger Beaten and Fined at a Political Protest Action

Blogger Viktar Nikitsenka was detained, beaten and then fined at a protest action against the Russian military airbase on October 13.


An Hour after Nobel - Full Text of Sviatlana Alexievich's Press Conference

The first press conference of the Nobel prize winner in literature Sviatlana Alexievich  was held in the editorial office of the “Nasha Niva” newspaper. The writer described her first feelings when she learnt that she’d got the prize.


BAJ Becomes Full Member of IFEX

On October 8, BAJ has become full-time member of IFEX.


Congratulations to Sviatlana Alexievich with Nobel Prize in Literature

  BAJ congratulates Sviatlana Alexievich with winning the Nobel Prize in Literature which was announced today by the Swedish Academy.


Baranavichy City Electoral Commission Denied Information to Intex-press

A journalist from non-state newspaper Intex-press wanted to know the number of citizens who had voted in the early vote; however, the chairperson of the Baranavichy city electoral commission Tamara Shukala said that they did not have this information.


Vitebsk Communal Services Painted Over the Graffiti of Birds

  The famous graffiti on the wall of a house in Vitebsk was painted over with three ugly grey squares, a typical sign of work of municipal dwelling services.


Meeting for foreign journalists with presidential candidates, experts, and Belarusian journalists

  Dear colleagues, dear international journalists who are in Belarus now to cover presidential elections! Press Club Belarus organizes a meeting in Minsk with presidential candidates, experts, and Belarusian journalists who would help you to understand political and economic situation in Belarus.


Statement of BAJ Denouncing Hacker Attack on Belapan Websites

The Belarusian Association of Journalists is concerned by the hacker attack on the websites of the independent news agency and


Website of Independent News Agency Attacked (Updated with Statement)

The websites of BelaPAN news agency have been under DDoS attack since the weekend.


Chairperson of BT Gets Away with a Violation of Electoral Law

Henadz Davydzka, chairperson of the Belarusian TV and Radio Company, has started work as a proxy for Aliaksandr Lukashenka as a presidential candidate since September 10. However, on September 11 he anchored the program Editors’ Club on TV (broadcast September 13), which is a violation of law, as journalists and media officials are prohibited to report on electoral campaign in the media and are prohibited to host TV and radio programs if they are candidates’ agents.


Press Conference Introduces Adami Media Prize

The ADAMI Media Prize aims to increase media interest in the promotion of cultural diversity and to encourage networking amongst programme managers and filmmakers in Eastern Europe.


BAJ Is Twenty

On September 16, the Belarusian Association of Journalists celebrates its 20th annivesary.