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BelaPAN's Chief Editor Iryna Leushina Wins Belarusian Human Rights Defenders' Prize
13.12.2018

BelaPAN's Chief Editor Iryna Leushina Wins Belarusian Human Rights Defenders' Prize

On December 10, International Human Rights Day, Belarusian human rights organizations named the winners of the 2018 National Award for achievements in the field of human rights. The award ceremony took place in the new Territory of Rights public space that opened in Minsk the same day.

BAJ Representatives Discuss Main Problems of Media Freedom in Belarus with OSCE
11.12.2018

BAJ Representatives Discuss Main Problems of Media Freedom in Belarus with OSCE

On International Human Rights Day, representatives of the Belarusian Association of Journalists visited Vienna where they met with the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir and President of the Austrian branch of the Reporters without Borders Rubina Mohring.

Investigative Committee refuses to drop criminal charge against tut.by editor in chief
03.12.2018

Investigative Committee refuses to drop criminal charge against tut.by editor in chief

The criminal prosecution of BelaPAN Chief Editor Iryna Leushyna in the so-called “BelTA case” has been stopped. TUT.by editor-in-chief Maryna Zolatava remains the only accused person in the case.

 Criminal proceedings against two journalists in ‘BelTA case’ stopped
27.11.2018

Criminal proceedings against two journalists in ‘BelTA case’ stopped

On November 26, the Investigation Committee granted the petitions of journalists Uliana Babayed and Tatsyana Karavenkava to replace criminal charges with administrative liability. They were accused of unauthorized access to BelTA computer information.

Criminal Charges Against Journalists Bykouski and Kuletski Dropped +DOCUMENT
22.11.2018

Criminal Charges Against Journalists Bykouski and Kuletski Dropped +DOCUMENT

Pauliuk Bykouski informed BAJ about the dismissal of criminal proceedings. The criminal charges were reclassified reclassified under Art. 252 of the Criminal Procedure Code "in conjunction with application of administrative sanctions"

Maryna Zolatava, Chief Editor of TUT.BY Charged Under “BelTA case”
22.11.2018

Maryna Zolatava, Chief Editor of TUT.BY Charged Under “BelTA case”

On November 22, Maryna Zolatava , editor-in-chief of the portal TUT.BY , was served official charges.

22.11.2018

Euronews to cover Minsk's preparations for the 2nd European games

Euronews will provide coverage of Minsk's preparations for the 2nd European Games. The agreement was signed by Minsk European Games Organizing Committee (MEGOC) CEO George Katulin and Euronews International Sales Director Kjell Stein in Minsk on 21 November.

Гендырэктар БелТА Ірына Акуловіч: Гэта не палітычная справа, гэта справа аб паролях
20.11.2018

BAJ Asks BelTA CEO Not to Bring "BelTA Case" to Court

BelTA CEO Iryna Akulovich expressed understanding of BAJ opinion that the confrontation between the state-owned and non-state media is not good for anyone. However, Akulovich plans to wait for the end of the investigation into the BelTA case".

Harassment of journalists breaks records in Belarus – nearly 100 fines so far this year
15.11.2018

Harassment of journalists breaks records in Belarus – nearly 100 fines so far this year

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Belarusian government’s international partners to react to the surge in its persecution of journalists, with nearly 100 fines imposed already this year on reporters working for exile media – an all-time record.

Targets in BelTA Criminal Investigation Served Official Charges
06.11.2018

Targets in BelTA Criminal Investigation Served Official Charges

On November 5, some suspects in the “BelTA case” were served official charges.

The Belarusian Association of Journalists held a solidarity action "Stand Up for Journalism" on November 5
06.11.2018

The Belarusian Association of Journalists held a solidarity action "Stand Up for Journalism" on November 5

The same very day some of the journalists suspected in BelTA case were served formal charges.

05.11.2018

November 5 — Stand Up for Journalists!

Since 2007, each November 5 IFJ's campaign "Stand Up for Journalism" draws attention to the main threats faced by journalists all over the world.