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24.07.2018

Police seize equipment from journalists working with Belsat

In Hrodna, the police conducted searches at the local freelance journalists who cooperate with television channel – Alyaksandr Dzyanisau and Alyaksei Kairys.

Pavel Sharamet Murdered Two Years Ago. Colleagues and family paid tribute to the memory of Pavel
22.07.2018

Pavel Sharamet Murdered Two Years Ago. Colleagues and family paid tribute to the memory of Pavel

On the second anniversary of the murder of the prominent journalist, colleagues and family visited his grave at the Paunochnya Cemetery in Minsk.

Journalist Dzmitry Halko Sentenced to 4 years of Open-Type Jail
18.07.2018

Journalist Dzmitry Halko Sentenced to 4 years of Open-Type Jail

Savetski district court of Minsk read its sentence in the case against Dzmitry Halko.

Human rights defenders call to drop criminal charges against BelaPAN director
18.07.2018

Human rights defenders call to drop criminal charges against BelaPAN director

Statement on the criminal prosecution of Ales Lipai, director of the BelaPAN news agency, and pressure on journalists in Belarus

Belsat journalists to lose car and property if they don’t pay fines
16.07.2018

Belsat journalists to lose car and property if they don’t pay fines

Volha Czajczyc and Andrei Kozel will lose their property if they do not pay fines for professional activities within two weeks. Court officers have threatened our colleagues with social welfare agencies.

 Belarusian authorities block websites for medical ads
10.07.2018

Belarusian authorities block websites for medical ads

The agency’s website noted that the decision to block was taken in accordance with the written notification of the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade, guided by articles 38, 511 of the law “On Mass Media”.

Dialogue For Sake of Dialogue or Outcome? BAJ members spoke about the situation around freedom of speech in Belarus in Brussels
05.07.2018

Dialogue For Sake of Dialogue or Outcome? BAJ members spoke about the situation around freedom of speech in Belarus in Brussels

Representatives of the Belarusian Association of Journalists visited Brussels to meet the European Parliamnet's Sub-Committee on Human Rights and talk about the situation of the media and freedom of expression in Belarus; they also had a series of meetings with European diplomats. Also, BAJ members took part in the round table with the International Federation of Journalists and European Federation of Journalists. The main topic was the challenges faced by Belarusian journalists.

Legislative amendments further restrict media in Belarus, says OSCE media freedom representative
19.06.2018

Legislative amendments further restrict media in Belarus, says OSCE media freedom representative

VIENNA, 18 June 2018 – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir today expressed concern following the adoption of legislative amendments in Belarus which further restrict media activities in the country. The amendments affect the work of national mass media, internet resources, and foreign media outlets.

Amendments to the Media Law Adopted in 2nd reading
15.06.2018

Amendments to the Media Law Adopted in 2nd reading

Belarus' Chamber of Representatives adopted amendments to the law on mass media in the second reading, TUT.BY reports. 97 MPs supported the bill, Alena Anisim abstained, and Hanna Kanapatskaya did not vote.

BelaPAN Chief Suspected of Grand Tax Evasion
15.06.2018

BelaPAN Chief Suspected of Grand Tax Evasion

Ales Lipai, head of the Belarusian independent news agency BelaPAN , is suspected of tax evasion. Tut.by learned that from Yuri Kardymon, the spokesman of the State Control Committee's Department for Financial Investigations.  Lipai was released after questioning in the Department's office.  The interrogation lasted about two and a half hours.

Police Searching Apartment of BelaPAN Chief Ales Lipai
14.06.2018

Police Searching Apartment of BelaPAN Chief Ales Lipai. Lipai was taken in for questioning by the Departamet financial investigation

The State Control Committee's Department of Financial Investigations is conducting investigative procedures.