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Мининформ прекратил вещание телеканала Euronews в Беларуси
12.04.2021

Euronews Won’t Broadcast In Belarus, Russian Pobeda Channel Will Replace It

Euronews TV channel will stop broadcasting in Belarus, according to the website of the Ministry of Information. It will be replaced with a Russian channel Pobeda.

12.04.2021

Volha Ivashyna: Dzianis is waiting for your support

Hrodna journalist Dzianis Ivashyn has been kept behind bars since March 12, 2021. He was grabbed by police on the street near his block when walking to a pharmacy to pick up medicines.

09.04.2021

Media expert Yulia Slutskaya writes from jail about new Belarusian normality

The founder of the press club Yulia Slutskaia, who is now in custody in pre-trial prison # 1 in Minsk, passes information through her daughter Alyaksandra about life in the prison cell.

У минского корреспондента Настоящего Времени Романа Васюковича прошел обыск
08.04.2021

Minsk: Police search journo Raman Vasyukovich’s place over ‘extremist’ book

On Tuesday, security forces raided the flat of Current Time reporter Raman Vasyukoich. The search warramt was issued by the prosecutor’s office as part of the investigation into a case under Art. 130 (‘Incitement to racial, national, religious or social hatred’) of the Criminal Code.

После задержания двух организаторов выставку, посвященную медикам, все-таки отменили. Организаторы в изоляторе
07.04.2021

Exhibition Dedicated To Health Workers In Belarus Closes After Its Organisers Arrested

The exhibition “A machine is breathing, but I can’t”, dedicated to Belarusian healthcare workers, has been cancelled. The project team announced this after both organizers of the exhibition were arrested and taken to a temporary detention centre on Okrestin Street in Minsk.

Journalists Will Be Equated With Rally Participants And Other Changes To Media Law
01.04.2021

Journalists Will Be Equated With Rally Participants And Other Changes To Media Law

TUT.BY received a draft law on potential amendments to the laws on the media. It is proposed to block internet resources for information aimed “at promoting extremist activity” and materials that may “lead to the emergence of threats to national security.” 

Novy Chas warned by Ministry of Information. Two warnings are enough for starting liquidation procedure
30.03.2021

Novy Chas warned by Ministry of Information. Two warnings are enough for starting liquidation procedure

"Interdepartmental commission concluded that the information published in the Novy Chas newspaper (#3 of 2021/01/22 and # 4 of 2021/01/29) is detrimental to the national interests of the Republic of Belarus. The Ministry of Information requires the newspaper to correct the violations in the next issue and to inform the Ministry about that.

29.03.2021

Pavel Mazheika walks free!

Journalist Pavel Mazheika was released from the detention center today, as the police decided that "grounds for his detention disappeared".

29.03.2021

German journalist detained in Minsk on March 27

Deutsche Welle correspondent Nicholas Connolly was detained during the coverage of the protest action on Bangalore Square in Minsk on March 27. He presented a German passport, his official accreditation and the inscription “Press” on his vest, the media reports, but was still detained.

25.03.2021

Journalist Andrei Paczobut detained for 72 hours as part of case "incitement to hatred"

In the morning the police came with a search warrant to the home of journalist Andrzej Paczobut, his wife Aksana managed to report. The search is done as part of a criminal case under Art. 130 ( "Incitement of hatred").

50 журналісцкіх саюзаў Еўропы выказваюць салідарнасць з беларускімі калегамі: “Журналісты – не злачынцы!”
25.03.2021

Belarus: leaders of journalists’ organisations in Europe call on heads of governments to take action

Leaders of 50 journalists’ unions and associations in 34 European countries today called on their governments to intensify pressure and take action in the face of constant violations of human rights and press freedom in Belarus. In a joint letter, they urge their head of government to demand from the Belarusian authorities the immediate release of the 12 imprisoned journalists and the withdrawal of administrative and criminal proceedings against Belarusian journalists.