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.
On the second anniversary of the murder of the prominent journalist, colleagues and family visited his grave at the Paunochnya Cemetery in Minsk.
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. Lipai was taken in for questioning by the Departamet financial investigation
The State Control Committee's Department of Financial Investigations is conducting investigative procedures.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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’
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
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.