Minsk

The ‘Radio Liberty’ Journalist Halina Abakunchyk Received a Human Rights Defenders’ Award – 2017 PHOTO REPORT
11.12.2017

The ‘Radio Liberty’ Journalist Halina Abakunchyk Received a Human Rights Defenders’ Award – 2017 PHOTO REPORT

A journalist Halina Abakunchyk has been announced the Journalist of the Year as a laureate of Human Rights Defenders’ Award – 2017. She was praised for the ‘defense of human rights values’ in her work.

Рэзалюцыя канферэнцыі — да ўладаў Беларусі, грамадзянскай супольнасці і міжнароднай журналісцкай сеткі
22.11.2017

Resolution of international conference ‘The Perspectives and Challenges to Freelance Journalism in Europe. A Special Focus on Belarus’

Resolution of international conference ‘The Perspectives and Challenges to Freelance Journalism in Europe. A Special Focus on Belarus’

BAJ - IFJ Conference: Belarus Is One of the Most Hostile Media Environments
19.11.2017

BAJ - IFJ Conference: Belarus Is One of the Most Hostile Media Environments

Conference "Prospects and Challenges for Freelance Journalism in Europe. A special focus on Belarus" took place in Minsk. The conference organized by Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) and International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is an opportunity to discuss the challenges faced by the professional community. Special focus was on Belarus, for its extremely challenging working conditions for journalists and putting freelance journalists beyond the framework of the law.

Huge Fines Imposed on Freelance Journalists from ‘Belsat’ TV Channel Again. Four Reporters Put on Trial Together
01.11.2017

Huge Fines Imposed on Freelance Journalists from ‘Belsat’ TV Channel Again. Four Reporters Put on Trial Together

Four fines were imposed on freelance journalists in Minsk on October 30, 2017. Two of them - Aliaksandr Barazenka and Hanna Aziemsha – were punished for their freelance journalist work with fines of EUR 250 in equivalent per person. Two other journalists – Volha Chaychyts and Andrei Koziel – were harassed with huge fines of EUR 500 in equivalent per person in the same court room.

Expensive Professional Equipment Seized from ‘Belsat’ Journalists
11.10.2017

Expensive Professional Equipment Seized from ‘Belsat’ Journalists

A court verdict to seize the ‘Belsat’ equipment has been announced within a case on the ‘Belsat’ trademark copyright by Anastasiya Papko, the judge of Piershamayski City District of Minsk.

У Беларусі новы міністр інфармацыі
01.10.2017

New Minister of Information Appointed in Belarus

The President of Belarus Aliaksandar Lukashenka appointed Aliaksandar Karliukevich to hold the position of Belarus' Minister of Information on September 28, 2017. Previously the latter worked as Deputy Minister of Information, BelTA reports.

Journalist facing heavy fine for allegedly making news item for non-existent show
14.08.2017

Journalist facing heavy fine for allegedly making news item for non-existent show

Journalist Katsyaryna Andreyeva got two administrative  protocols in the mail.

Названыя лаўрэаты конкурсу “Вольнае слова”
03.05.2017

Free Word Winners Announced on Press Freedom Day

BAJ joins celebrations of the World Press Freedom Day and expresses words of support and gratitude to those who stick to principles of professional and conscientious journalism.

У Мінску затрыманы журналіст "Белсата" Аляксандр Любенчук
31.03.2017

One More Belsat Cameraman Charged with Obscene Vocabulary

Cameraman Ales Liubianchuk was detained during seraches at Belsat office in Kastrychnitskaya street. He was taken to the police department where he spent around 5 hours.

У офісах “Белсата” ў Мінску – ператрусы
31.03.2017

Belsat Offices in Minsk Searched, Equipment Seized

The official grounds for the actions is said to be a prosecutorial writ to check the illegal use of the trademark Belsat.

Press conference on recent detentions of journalists
20.03.2017

Press conference on recent detentions of journalists

As of March 10, the monitoring service of BAJ registered 28 detentions of journalists. Mass media representatives were detained while covering street protests against decree No3.

Суд Першамайскага раёна Мінска апраўдаў журналістку Дзіяну Серадзюк!
16.03.2017

Journalist Acquitted of Unsanctioned Picketing

A journalist Dziana Seradziuk was acquitted today in a trial for allegedly participating in an unsanctioned mass event.