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BAJ Demands to Find and Punish Attackers of Siarhei Chaly
22.05.2018

BAJ Demands to Find and Punish Attackers of Siarhei Chaly

The Belarusian Association of Journalists calls on the Prosecutor General, the Chairman of the Investigative Committee and the Interior Minister to personally oversee the investigation.

Economic Court of Minsk Refuses to Consider Appeal against the Ministry of Information
17.05.2018

Economic Court of Minsk Refuses to Consider Appeal against the Ministry of Information

Economic Court of Minsk refused to consider the appeal to invalidate the non-normative legal act issued by the Ministry of Information ruling to restrict access to Charter'97 website.

The Ministry of Information Failed to Share Draft Amendments to Mass Media Law THE MEETING RESULTS
08.05.2018

The Ministry of Information Failed to Share Draft Amendments to Mass Media Law THE MEETING RESULTS

A working group meeting preceding the second reading of a draft law on ‘Amendments to the Law ‘On Mass Media’ was held at the Standing Committee on Human Rights, National Relations, and Mass Media on May 8, 2018.

Journalists Fined Six Times in Minsk within One Day
08.05.2018

Journalists Fined Six Times in Minsk within One Day

The Central City District Court of Minsk considered 6 cases on administrative charges against freelance journalists, who cooperate with ‘Belsat’ TV channel, within one day of May 7th. All of them were fined.

EFJ: Statement of solidarity with prosecuted Belarusian journalists
02.05.2018

EFJ: Statement of solidarity with prosecuted Belarusian journalists

On the eve of the World Press Freedom Day 2018 (WPFD), the European Federation of Journalists expresses its solidarity with prosecuted journalists in Belarus.

BAJ has sent to each Member of Parliament their comments and suggestions on the Law on Mass Media
24.04.2018

BAJ has sent to each Member of Parliament their comments and suggestions on the Law on Mass Media

The Belarusian Association of Journalists has sent to each member of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus their comments and suggestions regarding the amendments to the Law on Mass Media.

24.04.2018

Resolution of the 10th Congress of the Belarusian Association of Journalists

The work of the NGO “Belarusian Association of Journalists” in 2015 - 2017 focused on the statutory goals and objectives and the implementation of the Strategic Directions of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, which were adopted by its last Congress. In accordance with them, the main goal of BAJ is to expand the space for freedom of speech through the support of high-quality journalism demanded by the public, as well as the dissemination of truthful information.

Statement by the Congress of the Belarusian Association of Journalists on changes to the Law on Mass Media
23.04.2018

Statement by the Congress of the Belarusian Association of Journalists on changes to the Law on Mass Media

On 19 April, the House of Representatives of the National Assembly passed in its first reading a draft law providing for introduction of major changes in the media legislation.

The BAJ Congress Voted for New Leadership of Belarusian Association of Journalists
23.04.2018

The BAJ Congress Voted for New Leadership of Belarusian Association of Journalists

The 10th Congress of Belarusian Association of Journalists was held in Minsk on April 20, 2018. During the gathering, new leadership of BAJ was elected. Andrei Bastunets was re-elected to hold the position of the BAJ Chairperson in 2018 – 2020.

BAJ Sent Its Comments on the Amendments to the Law on Mass Media to the Parliament
10.04.2018

BAJ Sent Its Comments on the Amendments to the Law on Mass Media to the Parliament

The Belarusian Association of Journalists submitted its comments and suggestions on the draft amendments regulating the media sphere to the Standing Commission on Human Rights, Ethnic Relations and Mass Media of the House of Representatives.

The BAJ Chairperson Presented Expert Review of Draft Changes in Mass Media Law to Minister of Information
07.04.2018

The BAJ Chairperson Presented Expert Review of Draft Changes in Mass Media Law to Minister of Information

The BAJ Chairperson Andrei Bastunets had a meeting with the Minister of Information of Belarus Aliaksandr Karliukevich on April 6, 2018. The BAJ Chairperson handed over expert review of draft amendments to the Belarus law ‘On Mass Media’ to the minister.

Draconic Draft Amendments to Mass Media Law: Registration of On-line Periodical Editions, Identification of Commentators, Blocking of Social Media
03.04.2018

Draconic Draft Amendments to Mass Media Law: Registration of On-line Periodical Editions, Identification of Commentators, Blocking of Social Media

The Belarusian Association of Journalists has received a draft law of Belarus ‘On Introduction of Changes and Amendments to Some Laws of Belarus’ from the Standing Committee on Human Rights, National Relations, and Mass Media. The draft bill mainly concerned the existing Belarus law ‘On Mass Media’.