Underground regional press network declared extremist formation
The Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs recognized Vesniki, "a group of citizens united on social media and distributing regional printed publications" as an extremist formation.
Vitsebsk journalist Tatsiana Matsveyeva sentenced to eight days of arrest
The trial took place on August 25 in the Kastrychnitski District Court of Vitsebsk. Judge Uladzimir Tsarykau found Tatsiana Matsveyeva guilty of unauthorized picketing.
Freelance journalist gets hefty fine for contribution to Belsat TV
On May 26, Zmitser Lupach, a journalist from the town of Hlybokaye, appeared before Sharkaushchyna district court.
Zmitser Lupach in intensive care unit with hypertensive crisis after trial
10 days in jail and a fine of 45 basic values was the sentence given to journalist Zmitser Lupach by Hlabokaye distric court judge Dzmitry Tarasevich. He was tried on May 11 under to charges of the Administrative Code -- Art. 22.9 Part 2 (illegal production and distribution of media products) and Art. 23.34 Part 1 (Violation of the order of organization or holding mass events).
Belsat contributor fined over news story about children’s playground
A Sharkaushchyna court has considered the case against freelance journalist Zmitser Lupach on Monday.
Stop judicial harassment of Dzmitry Kazlou!
Joint statement by human rights and other civil society organizations
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 ‘Vitsiebsk People’s News’ Web-site Editor Siarhei Sierabro Accuses CTV Channel of Stealing his Photos
The journalist from Vitsiebsk doesn’t plan to lodge a claim to the judicial or other authorities in Belarus. However, he is utterly irritated with this situation.
The Dutch Journalists Frightened by Sergeant with Shooting while Reporting from ‘Zakhad-2017’ Military Exercises
Journalists from a Dutch publication have visited Uladzimir Skrabatun, the Editor-in-chief of ‘Volnaye Hlybokaye’ newspaper, searching for more information about the ‘Zakhad-2017’ military exercises. The Editor got them acquainted with a local freelance reporter Zmitsier Lupach and asked the latter to accompany the guests in the town of Hlybokaye.
Social Net Live Stream Results in a Fine for a Zoo Activist
On April 26, the Viciebsk region court upheld the decision of the Orsha court to fine a local environment activist for a live stream on the social net Odnoklassniki.
Vitebsk Communal Services Painted Over the Graffiti of Birds
The famous graffiti on the wall of a house in Vitebsk was painted over with three ugly grey squares, a typical sign of work of municipal dwelling services.
Pavel Levinau Fined for 25 Basic Amounts
On December 17, the Chyhunachny district court in Vitebsk heard the case of Pavel Levinau, the last person brought to account for the photo near the famous city graffiti.