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.
A journalist Dziana Seradziuk was acquitted today in a trial for allegedly participating in an unsanctioned mass event.
On February 13 – 14, the Belarusian Association of Journalists jointly with the Media Institute Fojo held a press conference “Mass Media in Belarus: Challenges and Chances”.
On the eve of the Human Rights Day, human rights community in Belarus awards most prominent activists of the year.
On December 7, BAJ representatives had a meeting with Information Minister Liliya Ananich to discuss the burning issues of journalistic community.
On October 6, the judge upheld the motion to transfer the case of Milkavita against AP reporter to the Economic Court of Minsk.
The Central Electoral Commission decided to include Andrei Bastunets into the Supervisory Council tackling media issues concerning agitation before the parliamentary elections.
On the evening of June 13, two activists of anarchy movement were detained in Minsk, reported the Human Rights Center Viasna. According to preliminary information, they are suspected of having thrown red paint at the doors of the Belarusian TV and Radio Company.
On June 3, the Minsk City Court heard the cassation appeal of 79-year old Aliaksandr Lapitski who had been found guilty of insulting public officials and sentenced to psychiatric treatment.
After three months’ check-up, the investigative committee dismissed the claim of TUT.by journalist Pavel Dabravolski that he had been unjustly beaten in court building.
On April 12, the Frunzenski district court of Minsk found Aliaksandr Lapitski guilty according to articles 368, 369 and 361 of the Criminal Code of Belarus (public insult against the president, public officials and judges while performing professional duties).
Dmitri Kiselyov, the director general of the Russian state-owned news agency Rossiya Segodnya, came to present an online portal which will be shaping “a just image of Russia”.