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Journalist Volha Czajczyc arrested for doing her job
17.10.2018

Journalist Volha Czajczyc arrested for doing her job

The journalist Volha Czajczyc had to spend several hours in the Baraulyany police department.

Belarus defies UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva report
11.10.2018

Belarus defies UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva report

The government of Belarus continues to refrain from cooperating with the UN Human Rights Committee, the Committee’s president Yuval Shany said during the presentation of the country’s first report in 20 years.

MEPs condemn harassment and detention of journalists in Belarus
08.10.2018

MEPs condemn harassment and detention of journalists in Belarus

Amid deteriorating media freedom in Belarus, MEPs condemn the repeated detention and state harassment of journalists and independent news outlets in the country, according to a resolution adopted by the European Parliament on October 4.

02.10.2018

HRDs present alternative report on human rights situation in Belarus

On October 1, representatives of the national human rights coalition presented their alternative report on the human rights situation in Belarus. The preparation of the report involved 12 human rights organizations.

BelTA case: Independent news agency employees interrogated en masse
27.09.2018

BelTA case: Independent news agency employees interrogated en masse

BelaPAN journalists have been summoned by the Belarusian Investigative Committee over the so-called BelTA copyright infringement case.

Журналіст Tut.by: Падчас допыту ў Следчым камітэце мяне шантажом завербавалі
26.09.2018

TUT.BY editor opens up about police pressure

The journalist was forced to sign a paper of cooperation.

 Cameraman Syarhei Kavaliou fined for livestream
24.09.2018

Cameraman Syarhei Kavaliou fined for livestream

A Belarusian court imposed a fine of 980 rubles (about $490) to cameraman Syarhei Kavaliou. The freelancer got a corresponding court order in the mail.

Belarus Journalists Meet EU Politicians to Raise Issues of Belarusian Media Sphere
22.09.2018

Belarus Journalists Meet EU Politicians to Raise Issues of Belarusian Media Sphere

Members of the Belarusian Association of Journalists Volha Chaychyts and Larysa Shchyrakova have visited Paris and Brussels where they met with European politicians and journalists, to tell about the real situation in the media sphere, to draw attention to the prosecution of Belarusian journalists and to find potential solutions to the issue. The visit was organized by Syndicat national des journalists (SNJ), Le Syndicat national des journalistes CGT (SNJ-CGT), l'Union syndicale des journalistes CFDT, with the support of the European Federation of Journalists, the International Federation of Journalists and BAJ.

Side Event during the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2018
11.09.2018

Side Event during the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2018

Assembly of Pro-Democratic NGOs of Belarusin cooperation with the Human Rights Center "Viasna", International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Legal Transformation Centre and Belarusian Association of Journalists, cordially invite you to a Side Event during the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2018

BAJ Statement on the occasion of the International Day of Journalists’ Solidarity
07.09.2018

BAJ Statement on the occasion of the International Day of Journalists’ Solidarity

The Belarusian Association of Journalists expresses words of solidarity with our prosecuted colleagues and calls for solidarity to the civil society, international organizations and everyone who shares the values of truthful and unbiased journalism.  

 Lukashenka awards investigators involved in case against independent media
06.09.2018

Lukashenka awards investigators involved in case against independent media

The Belarusian president has awarded Medal for Distinguished Service in Defending Public Order to investigators Alyaksandr Syamyonik and his colleague Ihar Makushenka.

 Smalyavichy: Authorities fine reporter for covering social problems
06.09.2018

Smalyavichy: Authorities fine reporter for covering social problems

Smalyavichy court has imposed a fine of 1,225 Belarusian rubles on journalist Volha Czajczyc for her contributing to a news story about local residents’ protest.