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.
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.
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”.
Within a day, Belarusian law enforcement agencies forbid the prominent poet and writer Serhiy Zhadan to stay in Belarus, but then overturned the ban.
The Radio Svaboda reports that the Polish MFA has stopped financing Belsat TV.
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.
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.
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.
The Ministry of Information has blocked 11 websites for publication of inappropriate advertising, says a press release on the website of the agency.
BAJ summed up the main events of 2016, the story retold by BAJ lawyer Aleh Aheyeu.
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.
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.