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The Free Media Awards 2018 are awarded to Chai Khana, Fontanka and Belarus Partisan
08.06.2018

The Free Media Awards 2018 are awarded to Chai Khana, Fontanka and Belarus Partisan

The 2018 Free Media Awards are awarded to Chai Khana in South-Caucasus for their efforts to bring attention to under-reported news stories spanning national borders in the region, Fontanka in Russia for their coverage of ongoing and forgotten conflicts, and to the Belarussian website Belarus Partisan for their tireless investigative work, also following the murder of their editor-in-chief in 2016.

Belarus Freelance Journalists Heavily Fined in Big Numbers
30.05.2018

Belarus Freelance Journalists Heavily Fined in Big Numbers

Within a few days, the police have filed a number of reports against freelance journalists for working without accreditation. Some are already punished with heavy fines for cooperation with foreign media without accreditation.

Магілёўскія бажаўцы накіравалі звароты з асуджэннем метадаў дзеянняў супрацоўнікаў праваахоўных органаў
25.05.2018

Mahiliou BAJ Condemns Police Practices

 May 23, Mahiliou organization of BAJ addressed Mahiliou regional executive committee, Mahiliou city authorities and the city police department.

Belarusian Court Reportedly Imprisons Ukrainian Reporter
24.05.2018

Belarusian Court Reportedly Imprisons Ukrainian Reporter

Media reports say a Belarusian court has sentenced a Ukrainian reporter to more than eight years in prison after convicting him of espionage.

BAJ Demands to Find and Punish Attackers of Siarhei Chaly
22.05.2018

BAJ Demands to Find and Punish Attackers of Siarhei Chaly

The Belarusian Association of Journalists calls on the Prosecutor General, the Chairman of the Investigative Committee and the Interior Minister to personally oversee the investigation.

"Reporters without borders" urge belarusian authorities to stop persecution of independent journalists
18.05.2018

"Reporters without borders" urge belarusian authorities to stop persecution of independent journalists

Belarus journalists fined nearly 50 times already this year.

Economic Court of Minsk Refuses to Consider Appeal against the Ministry of Information
17.05.2018

Economic Court of Minsk Refuses to Consider Appeal against the Ministry of Information

Economic Court of Minsk refused to consider the appeal to invalidate the non-normative legal act issued by the Ministry of Information ruling to restrict access to Charter'97 website.

The Ministry of Information Failed to Share Draft Amendments to Mass Media Law THE MEETING RESULTS
08.05.2018

The Ministry of Information Failed to Share Draft Amendments to Mass Media Law THE MEETING RESULTS

A working group meeting preceding the second reading of a draft law on ‘Amendments to the Law ‘On Mass Media’ was held at the Standing Committee on Human Rights, National Relations, and Mass Media on May 8, 2018.

Journalists Fined Six Times in Minsk within One Day
08.05.2018

Journalists Fined Six Times in Minsk within One Day

The Central City District Court of Minsk considered 6 cases on administrative charges against freelance journalists, who cooperate with ‘Belsat’ TV channel, within one day of May 7th. All of them were fined.

EFJ: Statement of solidarity with prosecuted Belarusian journalists
02.05.2018

EFJ: Statement of solidarity with prosecuted Belarusian journalists

On the eve of the World Press Freedom Day 2018 (WPFD), the European Federation of Journalists expresses its solidarity with prosecuted journalists in Belarus.

BAJ has sent to each Member of Parliament their comments and suggestions on the Law on Mass Media
24.04.2018

BAJ has sent to each Member of Parliament their comments and suggestions on the Law on Mass Media

The Belarusian Association of Journalists has sent to each member of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus their comments and suggestions regarding the amendments to the Law on Mass Media.

24.04.2018

Resolution of the 10th Congress of the Belarusian Association of Journalists

The work of the NGO “Belarusian Association of Journalists” in 2015 - 2017 focused on the statutory goals and objectives and the implementation of the Strategic Directions of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, which were adopted by its last Congress. In accordance with them, the main goal of BAJ is to expand the space for freedom of speech through the support of high-quality journalism demanded by the public, as well as the dissemination of truthful information.