Minsk

14.06.2021

MFA brings Raman Pratasevich to briefing. He states he is not betraying anyone "but just cooperating with investigation"

At the beginning of the briefing, it was stated that "Mr. Pratasevich wanted to talk to the media, and we found a legal way to do that."  Recalled, Raman is being held in jail.

31.05.2021

Narodnaya Volya journalist jailed for 30 days

On May 28 police detained Hlafira Zhuk, a journalist from Minsk. Next evening, she was found in the Maskouski district police department, charged with violation of an Administrative Code. Later the journalist was transferred to Akrestsina detention center. On May 31 Maskouski district court of Minsk sentenced Ms Zhuk to 30 days of jail.

25.05.2021

Minsk: 15-day jail terms for Belsat TV support staff

On Monday, Tsentralny district court of Minsk started hearing the cases of Belsat TV support staff detained on May, 21.

Minsk: Reporter Ales Silich detained for ‘picketing’. He just had historical emblem on passport cover
25.05.2021

Minsk: Reporter Ales Silich detained for ‘picketing’. He just had historical emblem on passport cover

On May 21, the Minsk police detained freelance journalists Ales Silich and Natallya Valakida; they were taken to Pershamayski district police department.

21.05.2021

Journalist Artsiom Mayorau arrested for 15 days

Artsiom Mayorau (European Radio for Belarus) was sentenced to 15 days of jail for alleged "disorderly conduct".

21.05.2021

TUT.BY journalist Adaria Hushtyn was released after interrogation

The Department of Financial Investigations is interrogating journalist Adaria Hushtyn. She is a witness in the case against the leadership of TUT.BY. After 20:00 the interrogation ended, the journalist was released.

17.05.2021

TUT.BY Journalist Lyubov Kasperovich arrested for 15 days

TUT.BY journalist Lyubov Kasperovich is being examined in the Moskovsky District Court. She is accused of participating in an unsanctioned mass event. Judge Sergei Katser found the journalist guilty and sentenced her to 15 days of arrest.

11th BAJ Congress elects Andrei Bastunets as Chair, and adds a new face to deputy chairs PHOTOS
20.04.2021

11th BAJ Congress elects Andrei Bastunets as Chair, and adds a new face to deputy chairs PHOTOS

The Congress was attended by about 60 delegates, and guests. The Congress discussed the BAJ activities over the past three years and elected BAJ governing bodies: Chairperson, 4 deputy chairs, the Board and the Council.  11th BAJ Congress / Minsk, BIG PHOTO REPORT

Novy Chas warned by Ministry of Information. Two warnings are enough for starting liquidation procedure
30.03.2021

Novy Chas warned by Ministry of Information. Two warnings are enough for starting liquidation procedure

"Interdepartmental commission concluded that the information published in the Novy Chas newspaper (#3 of 2021/01/22 and # 4 of 2021/01/29) is detrimental to the national interests of the Republic of Belarus. The Ministry of Information requires the newspaper to correct the violations in the next issue and to inform the Ministry about that.

29.03.2021

German journalist detained in Minsk on March 27

Deutsche Welle correspondent Nicholas Connolly was detained during the coverage of the protest action on Bangalore Square in Minsk on March 27. He presented a German passport, his official accreditation and the inscription “Press” on his vest, the media reports, but was still detained.

Interpreter In Court For Slapping State TV Host During Mourning Rally
24.03.2021

Interpreter In Court For Slapping State TV Host During Mourning Rally

On 23 March, the court of the Frunzensky district of Minsk began to consider the case of interpreter Olga Kalatskaya, who is accused of malicious hooliganism. She allegedly hit STV employee Grigory Azarenok several times during one of the rallies. The state prosecution requested two years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary for a slap in the face.

24.02.2021

Police beat Belsat cameraman Zmitser Soltan

On Tuesday (23.02.21)  Zmitser Soltan walked free after having served 15 days of administrative arrest. Today he got out of the remand prison in the Belarusian town of Zhodzina.