Minsk

Minsk Police Raid and Search BELSAT Office on Slander Charges  The office has been crushed
09.04.2019

Minsk Police Raid and Search BELSAT Office on Slander Charges. The office has been crushed

In the morning of April 9 the police came to the office of Belsat TV channel with a search warrant from the Investigation Committee. Recently, we do not have information about the criminal proceedings that the search is part of.

Guilty: Zolatava to Pay a Fine and BelTA Costs
04.03.2019

Guilty: Zolatava to Pay a Fine and BelTA Costs

Zavodski district court of Minsk has announced the verdict to Maryna Zolatava, the chief editor of the portal Tut.by. Zolatava has been found guilty of dereliction of duty, which resulted in significant harm to the state and public interests. Maryna Zolatava must pay a fine of 300 base values (7,650 BYN). Zolatava is restricted from leaving the country before the judgment enters into legal force. In addition, Maryna Zolatava must also pay BelTA 6,000 BYN of sue charges. Hard drives, laptops, a mobile phone, and system unit will be returned to her. The court also ruled to return the equipment seized during the searches to the editors of Tut.by.

FOJO Representative Banned from Belarus due to Russian "Black List"
26.01.2019

FOJO Representative Banned from Belarus due to Russian "Black List"

Olga Vallee, FOJO Media Institute program coordinator arrived in Minsk at the invitation of the Belarusian Association of Journalists. She was supposed to have a meeting with young journalists.

Investigative Committee refuses to drop criminal charge against tut.by editor in chief
03.12.2018

Investigative Committee refuses to drop criminal charge against tut.by editor in chief

The criminal prosecution of BelaPAN Chief Editor Iryna Leushyna in the so-called “BelTA case” has been stopped. TUT.by editor-in-chief Maryna Zolatava remains the only accused person in the case.

Maryna Zolatava, Chief Editor of TUT.BY Charged Under “BelTA case”
22.11.2018

Maryna Zolatava, Chief Editor of TUT.BY Charged Under “BelTA case”

On November 22, Maryna Zolatava , editor-in-chief of the portal TUT.BY , was served official charges.

Гендырэктар БелТА Ірына Акуловіч: Гэта не палітычная справа, гэта справа аб паролях
20.11.2018

BAJ Asks BelTA CEO Not to Bring "BelTA Case" to Court

BelTA CEO Iryna Akulovich expressed understanding of BAJ opinion that the confrontation between the state-owned and non-state media is not good for anyone. However, Akulovich plans to wait for the end of the investigation into the BelTA case".

 Cameraman Syarhei Kavaliou fined for livestream
24.09.2018

Cameraman Syarhei Kavaliou fined for livestream

A Belarusian court imposed a fine of 980 rubles (about $490) to cameraman Syarhei Kavaliou. The freelancer got a corresponding court order in the mail.

Israilevich Sues Novy Chas 40,000 BYN. Next court session on September 10
30.08.2018

Israilevich Sues Novy Chas 40,000 BYN. Next court session on September 10

Savetski district court of Minsk started a preliminary hearings on the suit filed by businessman Arkadz Izrailevich against the Novy Chas newspaper.  Arkadz Izrailevich did not show up in the courtroom. He is represented by barrister Alena Kalazayeva . The case is heard by Judge Veranika Abramovich.

Pavel Sharamet Murdered Two Years Ago. Colleagues and family paid tribute to the memory of Pavel
22.07.2018

Pavel Sharamet Murdered Two Years Ago. Colleagues and family paid tribute to the memory of Pavel

On the second anniversary of the murder of the prominent journalist, colleagues and family visited his grave at the Paunochnya Cemetery in Minsk.

BelaPAN Chief Suspected of Grand Tax Evasion
15.06.2018

BelaPAN Chief Suspected of Grand Tax Evasion

Ales Lipai, head of the Belarusian independent news agency BelaPAN , is suspected of tax evasion. Tut.by learned that from Yuri Kardymon, the spokesman of the State Control Committee's Department for Financial Investigations.  Lipai was released after questioning in the Department's office.  The interrogation lasted about two and a half hours.

Police Searching Apartment of BelaPAN Chief Ales Lipai
14.06.2018

Police Searching Apartment of BelaPAN Chief Ales Lipai. Lipai was taken in for questioning by the Departamet financial investigation

The State Control Committee's Department of Financial Investigations is conducting investigative procedures.

Journalists Fined Six Times in Minsk within One Day
08.05.2018

Journalists Fined Six Times in Minsk within One Day

The Central City District Court of Minsk considered 6 cases on administrative charges against freelance journalists, who cooperate with ‘Belsat’ TV channel, within one day of May 7th. All of them were fined.