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12.08.2020

Journalists detained and beaten intentionally Stop the violence! LIST

Media representatives were attacked and detained in Minsk and other cities of Belarus on Tuesday, August 11. The Belarusian Association of Journalists calls on the authorities to stop the violence.

10.08.2020

Journalist was wounded by a rubber bullet in Minsk

In Minsk, journalists were shot at with traumatic weapons on Kalvariyskaya Street . At that time there was a spontaneous protest action against the official election results. Natalya Lubnevskaya, a journalist of Nasha Niva, was wounded in the leg by a rubber bullet.

09.08.2020

Journalists of the Russian TV channel "Dozhd" Vladimir Romensky, Vasily Poklonsky and cameraman Nikolai Antipov were brutally detained in Minsk

Telegram channel Nexta Live publishes a video of the detention of journalists. The video shows how people in civilian clothes and masks put them on the road and then take them away in an unknown way .

Journalists of Current Time TV detained in Minsk
07.08.2020

Three Current Time Journalists Covering Presidential Election Detained In Belarus. They deported night flight to Odessa

Two days ahead of Belarus’ presidential election, Belarusian police in Minsk on August 7 detained three full-time employees of Current Time for unclear reasons. They were deported by a night flight to Odessa.

07.08.2020

Blogger Andrei Pavuk gets 15 days of jail

 In Aktsiabrski, Homel region, the police detained a local blogger and BAJ member Andrei Pavuk. He is charged with failure to obey the police. He was detained on August 7, his wife Volha reported. In the evening BAJ learned that Andrei had been sentenced to 15 days of arrest.

Police detains 3 journalists in Mahiliou region. Laptsevich goes on hunger strike. Burakou Sr. and Burakou Jr. sentenced to 10 days of jail
07.08.2020

Police detains 3 journalists in Mahiliou region. Laptsevich goes on hunger strike. Burakou Sr. and Burakou Jr. sentenced to 10 days of jail

Members of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, detained in the previous days as a result of the "sweep" that began in the Mahilou region.

У Шклове затрымалі здымачную групу “Белсата” АБНАЎЛЯЕЦЦА
04.08.2020

Belsat journalists detained in Shklou, their phones seized

Three Belsat journalists were detained in Shklou. About three hours later they were released, but their phones were taken away.

Six Belsat journalists detained in Maladechna and Lida, equipment confiscated
03.08.2020

Six Belsat journalists detained in Maladechna and Lida, equipment confiscated

On friday six Belsat journalists were detained by police while livestreaming. They were covering campaign rallies of Lukashenka's rival Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya in Maladechna and Lida.

Journalists detained near KGB building in Minsk
28.07.2020

Journalists detained near KGB building in Minsk

On Tuesday afternoon, the police detained a group of journalists near the KGB building in Minsk and drove them away  to check their ID.

21.07.2020

Representatives of Belarus’ biggest independent media outlets urge authorities to end persecution of journalists

Minsk, 21 July. As many as 213 representatives of Belarus’ biggest independent media outlets have urged the authorities to end the persecution of journalists.

"The floor under me was covered in blood" RFE/RL reporter has his nose broken during the arrest
16.07.2020

"The floor under me was covered in blood" RFE/RL reporter has his nose broken during the arrest

Anton Trafimovich had his nose broken during arrest. Later he sought medical help and received four stitches.

15.07.2020

Journalists detained again in Minsk

In the evening of July 15, RFE/RL journalist Anton Trafimovich and BelaPAN freelance correspondent Violeta Savchyts were detained in the center of Minsk.