Minsk

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.

BAJ has sent to each Member of Parliament their comments and suggestions on the Law on Mass Media
24.04.2018

BAJ has sent to each Member of Parliament their comments and suggestions on the Law on Mass Media

The Belarusian Association of Journalists has sent to each member of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus their comments and suggestions regarding the amendments to the Law on Mass Media.

24.04.2018

Resolution of the 10th Congress of the Belarusian Association of Journalists

The work of the NGO “Belarusian Association of Journalists” in 2015 - 2017 focused on the statutory goals and objectives and the implementation of the Strategic Directions of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, which were adopted by its last Congress. In accordance with them, the main goal of BAJ is to expand the space for freedom of speech through the support of high-quality journalism demanded by the public, as well as the dissemination of truthful information.

The BAJ Congress Voted for New Leadership of Belarusian Association of Journalists
23.04.2018

The BAJ Congress Voted for New Leadership of Belarusian Association of Journalists

The 10th Congress of Belarusian Association of Journalists was held in Minsk on April 20, 2018. During the gathering, new leadership of BAJ was elected. Andrei Bastunets was re-elected to hold the position of the BAJ Chairperson in 2018 – 2020.

The BAJ Chairperson Presented Expert Review of Draft Changes in Mass Media Law to Minister of Information
07.04.2018

The BAJ Chairperson Presented Expert Review of Draft Changes in Mass Media Law to Minister of Information

The BAJ Chairperson Andrei Bastunets had a meeting with the Minister of Information of Belarus Aliaksandr Karliukevich on April 6, 2018. The BAJ Chairperson handed over expert review of draft amendments to the Belarus law ‘On Mass Media’ to the minister.

‘I feel the need to cover human problems’. A freelance journalist Volha Chaichyts fined again
24.03.2018

‘I feel the need to cover human problems’. A freelance journalist Volha Chaichyts fined again

The judge of Frunzenski City District Court of Minsk Andrei Malechka punished an independent journalist Volha Chaichyts by a fine of 735 BYN, for the alleged illegal production of a TV-report about public protests, followed by a governmental decision to densify a housing area in Yakubouski street in Minsk.

Bastunets Met with the Minister of Information Karliukevich: ‘We have agreed to discuss changes in the Law ‘On Mass Media’
09.03.2018

Bastunets Met with the Minister of Information Karliukevich: ‘We have agreed to discuss changes in the Law ‘On Mass Media’

The BAJ Chairperson Andrei Bastunets has had a meeting with the recently appointed Minister of Information of Belarus Aliaksandr Karliukevich.

The Court Sent Back the Case against Andrei Koziel for Revision. The Beaten Journalist Released from Custody
20.02.2018

The Court Sent Back the Case against Andrei Koziel for Revision. The Beaten Journalist Released from Custody

Andrei Koziel, a freelance journalist, cooperating with Belsat TV, was put on trial for the alleged disobedience to the police on February 19, 2018. Andrus Kozel was an observer from a candidate for deputy Mikalai Kazlou. The reporter had spent a night at the pre-trial detention centre in Minsk.

Freelance Journalist Beaten and Detained for Streaming from Polling Station in Minsk, to Be Put on Trial on Monday
19.02.2018

Freelance Journalist Beaten and Detained for Streaming from Polling Station in Minsk, to Be Put on Trial on Monday

Reportedly, a freelance journalist Andrus Koziel was beaten hard by police officers and convoyed from a polling station to Central City District Police Department in Minsk on February 18, 2018. According to the police report, the journalist was accused of disobedience to the police. Consequently, he was sent to the pre-trial detention centre in Akrestsin street in Minsk. The trial will take place on Monday, February 19th.

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.