Brest region

08.09.2021

Access to popular local news site blocked over “extremist” content

Minsk, 7 September. Access to the Media-Polesye online news publication has been blocked by decision of the Brest Regional Prosecutor’s Office, the Prosecutor General’s Office reported on Tuesday.

07.09.2021

Crackdown on independent journalists continues in Belarus

Minsk, 7 September. A criminal case has been opened against another journalist as the authorities’ crackdown on independent media outlets shows no signs of abating.

03.08.2021

Journalist Siarhiej Hardzijevič given 18-month prison sentence

Minsk, 2 August. Siarhiej Hardzijevič, a reporter with the website Pieršy Rehijon that covers local news in the Brest region, was sentenced Monday to 18 months in a minimum-security correctional institution for allegedly insulting and defaming Aliaksandr Lukašenka, as well as insulting two police officers in a Telegram chat, reported Pieršy Rehijon.

У Брэсце затрыманы журналіст Алег Супрунюк
07.07.2021

Editor of news website Pieršy Rehijon arrested in Brest

 Alieh Supruniuk, an editor of the news website Pieršy Rehijon, was arrested at his home in Brest late on Tuesday.

Барановичская газета Intex-press получила еще один штраф за «экстремистское» интервью с Тихановской
07.05.2021

Ministry of Information warns Intex-press. Beldruk kiosks refuse to sell the paper

Intex-press, Baranavichy independent newspaper continues to experience pressure after publishing an interview with former presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya.

Интервью со Светланой Тихановской  в газете Intex-press признано экстремистскими материалами
29.04.2021

Sviatlana Tsikhanovskaya's interview to Intex-press recognized extremist

Following the pledge of the Baranovichi inter-district prosecutor's office, an interview with former presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanovskaya and its video published by Intex-press were recognized as extremist materials.

Intex-Press editor under administrative charges, facing criminal prosecution
22.04.2021

Intex-Press editor under administrative charges, facing criminal prosecution

The reason is an interview with Sviatlana Tikhanouskaya.

State Control Committee visits publisher and director of Binoculars city magazine. Documents and 9 computers are seized.
28.01.2021

State Control Committee visits publisher and director of Binoculars city magazine. Documents and 9 computers are seized.

In the morning of January 26, officers of the State Control Committee came to the homes of the publisher and the director of the Binoculars city magazine.

29.12.2020

Hantsavitski Chas newspaper and its publisher's home searched by police

At 10:30 a.m. police came to the office of Hantsavitski Chas newspaper with a search warrant.

Youtube bloggers Siarhei Piatrukhin and MozgON under crmininal investigation
26.06.2020

Youtube bloggers Siarhei Piatrukhin and MozgON under crmininal investigation

A criminal investigator informed Viasna member Uladzimir Vialichkin, on June 25 Brest blogger Siarhei Piatrukhin was sent to a temporary detention facility in Minsk. He is arrested along with Siarhei Tsikhanouski and at least another 10 people in a criminal case under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code initiated after the events in Hrodna on May 29.

Журналисту Сергею Багрову дали 15 суток. Александру Позняку — штраф. Суды в Барановичах
24.06.2020

Detained and beaten journalist from Hantsavichy fined

The judge found him guilty of disobeying an official and violating the order of holding mass events.

 Belarus authorities set to make us stop contributing to Belsat — journalist
25.03.2019

Belarus authorities set to make us stop contributing to Belsat — journalist

Brest-based journalists Ales Lyauchuk and Milana Kharytonava were found guilty of illegal production and distribution of media products, i.e. for contributing to Belsat TV.