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23.02.2017

Journalist Beaten in a Night Attack at Activist Patrol in Kurapaty

Ales Kirkevich, journalist of Novy Chas newspaper, was wounded by a club hit at 4 am at the place where activists protest against construction of an office building on the venue of Stalinist mass killings.

22.02.2017

Books from Radio Svaboda Collection Seized on Border

Scientist Viktar Korbut had sent some books from his personal collection to Belarus, to return them home; customs’ office seized them for examination concerning extremist contents.

Пачалася канферэнцыя “Медыя Беларусі: выклікі і шанцы” (ФОТА)
14.02.2017

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 State in Two Minds about Ukrainian Writer
12.02.2017

Belarus State in Two Minds about Ukrainian Writer

Within a day, Belarusian law enforcement agencies forbid the prominent poet and writer Serhiy Zhadan to stay in Belarus, but then overturned the ban.

Polish MFA Ends Contract with Belsat
01.02.2017

Polish MFA Ends Contract with Belsat

The Radio Svaboda reports that the Polish MFA has stopped financing Belsat TV.

Russia Bans a Ukrainian Journalist to Stay in Belarus
01.02.2017

Russia Bans a Ukrainian Journalist to Stay in Belarus

The incident took place at the hotel were the shooting crew of the independent Ukrainian channel was staying. Vital Sizou was instructed to leave the territory of Belarus for the reason that he was on the Russian list of unwelcomed persons.

Belarus to Extradite Blogger Alexander Lapshin to Azerbaijan
23.01.2017

Belarus to Extradite Blogger Alexander Lapshin to Azerbaijan

As reported on January 20, the Belarusian General prosecutor’s office ruled to extradite Russian-Israeli blogger Alexander Lapshin to Azerbaijan, where he is accused of separatism.

На Baj.by абрынулася моцная хакерская атака
19.01.2017

BAJ.by Website Hit by Cyber Attack

On the evening and at night on January 18, the website of the Belarusian Association of Journalists baj.by was subject to a heavy DoS-attack.

16.01.2017

Eleven Websites Blocked for Breach of Advertising Law

The Ministry of Information has blocked 11 websites for publication of inappropriate advertising, says a press release on the website of the agency.

Юрыст ГА “БАЖ” Алег Агееў — пра працу юрыдычнай службы ГА "БАЖ"
11.01.2017

Wins and Fails of 2016, the legal side

BAJ summed up the main events of 2016, the story retold by BAJ lawyer Aleh Aheyeu.

«Мілкавіта» супраць Карманава: суд стаў на бок малаказавода
22.12.2016

Court Declares Journalist Wrong, Orders to Refute Nuclear Milk Report

On December 22, the Economic Court of Minsk, Judge Tatsiana Sapieha, sustained the claim of Milkavita dairy company against Associated Press reporter Yuras Karmanau: the correspondent has to write and send to the news agency refutation of the report about radiation detected in milk produced a few kilometers away from the Chernobyl zone.

Belsat TV
16.12.2016

Draft on Budget Cuts for Belsat Alarms Channel Managers

Unofficial sources report that the Polish Government is planning to cut down on the budget of Belsat TV channel, a unit within the TVP company. The cut by two thirds for 2017 has not yet been approved, but rumors of the existing draft document have been confirmed by Agnieszka Romaszewska, chief director of Belsat, reports the Polish website wpolityce.pl.