Пачалася канферэнцыя “Медыя Беларусі: выклікі і шанцы” (ФОТА)

International Conference on Media Challenges Held in Minsk

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”.

Belarus Human Rights Award Laureates Honored on the Eve of December 10

Belarus Human Rights Award Laureates Honored on the Eve of December 10

On the eve of the Human Rights Day, human rights community in Belarus awards most prominent activists of the year.

Прадстаўнікі ГА “БАЖ” папрасілі Ананіч вярнуць недзяржаўныя газеты ў “Белсаюздрук”

BAJ Meet Information Minister to Discuss Distribution of Independent Press

On December 7, BAJ representatives had a meeting with Information Minister Liliya Ananich to discuss the burning issues of journalistic community.


Dairy Company Sues AP Journalist for Report about Radioactive Milk (Upd)

On October 6, the judge upheld the motion to transfer the case of Milkavita against AP reporter to the Economic Court of Minsk.


Chair of BAJ Included into Supervisory Council of CEC

The Central Electoral Commission decided to include Andrei Bastunets into the Supervisory Council tackling media issues concerning agitation before the parliamentary elections.


Two Persons Detained as Suspects in Attacking BT Building

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.

Мінгарсуд адмяніў рашэнне па справе мінчука, які нібыта зняважыў прэзідэнта

Court to Review Case of Insult against Public Officials

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.


Investigative Committee Dismissed the Case of Pavel Dabravolski

After three months’ check-up, the investigative committee dismissed the claim of journalist Pavel Dabravolski that he had been unjustly beaten in court building.

Мінчука адправілі на прымусовае лячэнне пасля абразаў на адрас Прэзідэнта

Citizen Sentenced to Forced Medical Treatment for Insult of President and Judges

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).

У Мінск прыехаў гендырэктар МІА «Россия Сегодня»

Russian Propagandist Visits Minsk to Launch a News Portal

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”.

 Штраф Дабравольскаму пакінулі ў сіле

In the Beating Case, Fine against Journalist Upheld on Appeal

On March 1, the Minsk City Court, judge Valer Kamisarau considered the appeal filed by correspondent Pavel Dabravolski.


BAJ Demands Criminal Investigation into the Fact of Beating a Journalist

On January 26, the Board of BAJ made a statement concerning yesterday’s beating of Pavel Dabravolski, journalist of, in the building of Frunzenski district court of Minsk.