Journalist who photographed Russian military vehicles taken into custody
Baranavichy journalist Yury Hantsarevich detained two weeks ago was charged with the facilitation of extremist activity and transferred to a remand prison, according to the sources of the Belarusian Association of Journalists.
Editorial office of regional newspaper "Hantsavitski chas" searched
The editorial office of the Hantsavitski chas newspaper has been searched, devices have been seized. The office survived searches in July 2021 and December 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.