Novy Chas editors searched and interrogated

Novy Chas newspaper employees stopped responding to messages on the morning of October 20. It later became known that journalists' homes and the editorial office were being searched. After the searches, Siarhei Pulsha and Aksana Kolb were interrogated and released.


Detention of BelaPAN director general extended by two more months

 The detention of BelaPAN Director General Iryna Lieŭšyna has been extended by two more months, according to her daughter, Hanna.Dzmitryj Navažylaŭ, BelaPAN’s former director general, is likely to have had his detention extended, too.


No release for journalist Andrej Skurko after three months in detention

Andrej Skurko, a prominent journalist and the head of the online publication Naša Niva’s advertising and marketing department, was not released on October 17 after a three-month detention.


Siarhei Niarouny's trial over extremism postponed to Wednesday

The trial of journalist Siarhei Niarouny detained over the weekend and accused of distributing extremist materials has started in Krychau.


Judge rejects appeal against Komsomolskaya Pravda journalist’s detention

A judge of the Partyzanski District Court in Minsk on Wednesday turned down an appeal against the detention of Hienadź Mažejka, a reporter for the Belarus version of the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.


Foreign ministers of Belarus, Russia discuss functioning of media outlets

Belarusian Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makiej and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, discussed the functioning of Belarusian media outlets in Russia and Russian media outlets in Belarus during their meeting in Minsk on Thursday.


Belarus: EFJ Annual Meeting adopted resolution in solidarity with BAJ

The annual meeting of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), meeting in Zagreb, Croatia, on 8-9 October, unanimously adopted a resolution on the dissolution of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), an EFJ affiliate.


Komsomolskaya Pravda journalist criminally charged in Belarus

Henadz Mazheyka, a journalist of Komsomolskaya Pravda in Belarus, has been charged with two articles of the Criminal Code: inciting social hatred or discord and insulting a government official. Henadz is in the Zhodzina pre-trial detention center quarantined for coronavirus, he cannot be visited by lawyers and relatives, care packages are not allowed.


Authorities asked to restore access to website of Russian newspaper’s Belarusian edition

Minsk, 7 October. The Belarusian information ministry announced on Thursday that it would consider a request for restoring access to, the website of the Belarus version of Russia’s newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda. 


Fresh criminal case opened against ТУТ.бай journalists, executives

The Investigative Committee of Belarus has opened a fresh criminal case against journalists and executives with ТУТ.бай, once the country’s largest independent news outlet that was crushed by the authorities earlier this year.


No release for Komsomolskaya Pravda journalist after initial 72-hour detention

Hienadź Mažejka, a reporter for the Belarus version of the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, was not released after the expiry of his initial 72-hour detention on October 5.