On June 10, journalist Zmitser Mitskevich and cameraman Syarhei Kavaliou who were livestreaming a picket in support of incumbent president Alyaksandr Lukashenka were detained in the Belarusian city of Hrodna.
BAJ member, Hrodna journalist Viktar Parfionenka has just been denied accreditation by the Belarus Ministry of Foreign Affairs, again. This was his eleventh attempt as a reporter of the Belarusian Radio Racyja to get official permission to work.
Hrodna.life published a joke on April Fools' Day, and local ideologists seemed not to understand the joke.
In Hrodna, the police conducted searches at the local freelance journalists who cooperate with television channel – Alyaksandr Dzyanisau and Alyaksei Kairys.
The ‘Gazeta Slonimskaya’ (Slonim, Hrodna region) newspaper journalists were asked to provide explanations in the written form about the way they had been preparing the article “There’s no hazing in the Lithuanian army. The barracks are cleaned every day by a scrubwoman there...”
Gazeta Slonimskaya is back into kiosks of Belsayuzdruk since April 5 – this is the first time for over 11 years.
Hrodna editor of the Belarusian service of website InformNapalm (Ukraine) Dzianis Ivashyn has been the quickest to have served his arrest – five days are over. He told us about the conditions of imprisonment and his current frame of mind.
On August 19, journalists Ales Kirkevich and Ales Dzianisau were found guilty of violating art. 22.9 of the Administrative Code and fined 25 basic amounts each (4.5 million rubles).
According to article 23.33 of the Administrative Code,the non-state newspaper can be fined for up to 500 basic amounts (90 million rubles, more than 5,000 eur).