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Writer and journalist Sevyaryn Kvyatkouski detained upon arrival in Belarus
20.01.2022

Writer and journalist Sevyaryn Kvyatkouski detained upon arrival in Belarus

On January 19, Belarusian writer and journalist Sevyaryn Kvyatkouski was detained.

19.01.2022

CPJ: The Ivulin case shows that the authorities will use any pretext to punish members of the press

In response to the sentencing of Belarusian journalist Aliaksandr Ivulin to two years imprisonment on Wednesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement of condemnation:

Journalist  Alyaksandr Ivulin sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment
19.01.2022

Sports journalist Aliaksandr Ivulin sentenced to 2 years in prison

On January 19, the Savetski District Court of Minsk ruled in a criminal case against well-known journalist and Krumkachy football player Aliaksandr Ivulin.

14.01.2022

Police raid journos’ places, editorial office in Mahiliou region

  The place of Byalynichy-based journalist Barys Vyrvich was searched on Friday morning, the human rights centre Viasna

12.01.2022

Index Censorship, ARTICLE 19: Access the toolkit to join the Andrei and Irina campaign

Journalist Andrei Aliaksandrau and his partner campaigner Irina Zlobina have been behind bars since 12 January 2021, when they were detained and imprisoned for claiming their right to freedom of expression. On the anniversary of their detention, on 12 January 2022, ARTICLE 19 and Index on Censorship launched a campaign in solidarity and calling for their immediate and unconditional release.

06.01.2022

Sports journo Alyaksandr Ivulin to stand trial in mid January

The case of Alyaksandr Ivulin, a journalist at the sports media outlet Tribuna and a football player of Krumkachy team, is starting to be heard on January 17 in Savetski district court of Minsk, tribuna.com reports. The defendant has been behind bars for about seven months.

29.12.2021

Radio Svaboda journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich criminally charged

He is accused of taking part in an unauthorized rally while being deprived of the journalist accreditation of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.

23.12.2021

RFE/RL Correspondent Seized By Masked Men In Minsk

MINSK -- Aleh Hruzdzilovich, a correspondent of RFE/RL's Belarus Service, has been seized and held by masked men who broke into his home in Minsk, a human rights organization reports in the latest crackdown on independent media in the authoritarian Eastern European state.

23.12.2021

Jailed Belarusian Journalist Kuznechyk Faces Criminal Charges

MINSK -- A jailed freelance journalist who has worked for RFE/RL’s Belarus Service, is facing unspecified criminal charges, his relatives told RFE/RL on December 23.

23.12.2021

Minsk Labels RFE/RL's Belarus Service As 'Extremist'

elarus's Interior Ministry has added RFE/RL's Belarus Service, known locally as Radio Svaboda, to its registry of extremist organizations, in a continued clampdown on independent media and civil society sparked by an eruption of protests against authoritarian ruler Alyaksandr Lukashenka's claim he won a presidential election last year that the opposition says was rigged.

23.12.2021

Journalist Andrei Kuznechyk still detained, his whereabouts unknown

Radio Svaboda freelancer Andrei Kuznechyk was to be released from a temporary detention center on December 15. His second 10-day arrest ended that day.

17.12.2021

Lecturer detained at work at BSU journalism department

Ksenia Martul, a lecturer at the journalism department of the Belarusian State University, was detained during classes on December 14.