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Pavel Sharamet Murdered Three Years Ago Colleagues and family paid tribute to the memory of Pavel PHOTO
23.07.2019

Pavel Sharamet Murdered Three Years Ago Colleagues and family paid tribute to the memory of Pavel PHOTO

On the third anniversary of the murder of the prominent journalist, colleagues and family visited his grave at the Paunochnya Cemetery in Minsk.

7 ліпеня – дзень знікнення Дзмітрыя Завадскага
07.07.2019

19 Years Since Abduction of Dzmitry Zavadski

Today, 19 years turns since Dzmitry Zavadski disappeared; no body has been recovered, no full points in the criminal case

6th round of EU-Belarus Human Rights Dialogue takes place in Brussels
19.06.2019

6th round of EU-Belarus Human Rights Dialogue takes place in Brussels

The European Union and the Republic of Belarus held the 6th round of the bilateral Human Rights Dialogue on 18 June 2019 in Brussels.

‘If you see Belsat journos, call the police.’ Belarus authorities playing safe?
07.06.2019

‘If you see Belsat journos, call the police.’ Belarus authorities playing safe?

A document that was allegedly sent to Svetlahorsk district collective farms and enterprises has been brought to Belsat TV attention.

Belarusian Government to Block Websites Calling for Protests During the European Games
23.05.2019

Belarusian Government to Block Websites Calling for Protests During the European Games

Alexander Lukashenka signed Edict  on security measures during the European Games in Minsk (June 17 to July 2.). The document allows hotel guards to carry out body searches of tourists, while law enforcement agencies will block websites which call for unauthorized protests within 24 hours. What else is in the edict?

Human Rights Watch и CPJ просят создать "горячую линию" для журналистов на время Европейских игр в Минске
10.05.2019

Belarus: Use Europe Games to Spur Media Freedom

The European Olympic Committees (EOC) should establish a complaints hotline for journalists during the 2019 European Games, Human Rights Watch and the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Belarus will host the games, a multi-sport event for more than 4,000 athletes, in Minsk from June 21-30. 

UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders Michel Forst Advises Journalists to Contact Him Directly
17.04.2019

UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders Michel Forst Advises Journalists to Contact Him Directly

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation with human rights defenders Michel Forst visited the office of the Belarusian Association of Journalists. He met with BAJ representatives, journalists Pauliuk Bykouski, Tatsiana Karavenkova, Maryna Zolatava, and Dziyana Seradziuk.

 Minsk office of Belsat gets back equipment seized during recent search
12.04.2019

Minsk office of Belsat gets back equipment seized during recent search

Computers and data storage devices have been returned to Belsat two days after they were seized by the police took during the search at the Minsk office of Belsat.

OSCE Representative denounces search of Belsat TV channel editorial office in Belarus
10.04.2019

OSCE Representative denounces search of Belsat TV channel editorial office in Belarus

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, denounced the search conducted on 9 April in the editorial office of the Belsat TV channel in Minsk, Belarus. He called on the authorities to exercise restraint in bringing libel charges against media and journalists, and reiterated his call on the authorities to decriminalize defamation. ​

BAJ Protests Against Search at Belsat And New Criminal Case — Statement by BAJ Board
10.04.2019

BAJ Protests Against Search at Belsat And New Criminal Case — Statement by BAJ Board

April 9 Minsk Department of the Investigative Committee searched the apartment used by employees of Belsat satellite TV channel.

Minsk Police Raid and Search BELSAT Office on Slander Charges  The office has been crushed
09.04.2019

Minsk Police Raid and Search BELSAT Office on Slander Charges. The office has been crushed

In the morning of April 9 the police came to the office of Belsat TV channel with a search warrant from the Investigation Committee. Recently, we do not have information about the criminal proceedings that the search is part of.

03.04.2019

Hrodna to Be Twinned with Nur-Sultan — Hrodna.life Threatened Litigation for April Fools' Joke

Hrodna.life published a joke on April Fools' Day, and local ideologists seemed not to understand the joke.