Journalist facing heavy fine for allegedly making news item for non-existent show

Journalist facing heavy fine for allegedly making news item for non-existent show

Journalist Katsyaryna Andreyeva got two administrative  protocols in the mail.


Freelance journalist Kastus Zhukovski has been hospitalized in the toxicological department after the attack

Kastus Zhukovski spent a night in the toxicological department of the hospital. The policeman drew up a protocol on the attack on journalists.


Homiel: Freelance Journalist Kastus Zhukouski Received another Police Report on Administrative Offense for His Professional Work

The police have handed over the 6th report on administrative offense to a freelance journalist Kastus Zhukouski since the beginning of this year.

What Belarus and Brussels Discuss in Human Rights

What Belarus and Brussels Discuss in Human Rights

On July 20, another round of the dialogue on human rights took place in Brussels with the participation of official representatives and civil society. BAJ chairperson Andrei Bastunets told press service of BAJ what issues had been raised.


Police Handcuffs a Freelancer to a Tree

Today, the Soviet district court of Homel has heard the case of blogger Maxim Philipovich: he is being accused of violating the media law by “substituting state mass media”. During a break between court hearings, the police attached the freelancer Kastus Zhukouski with handcuffs to a tree “for disobedience”.


Belsat TV cameraman facing 590 USD fine

Minsk department for combating economic crime has drawn up a report on “Belsat” cameraman Alyaksandr Barazenka “for violation of copyright, related rights and patent” (Article 9.21). Now he faces a fine of from 460 to 1,150 BYN.

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17 Years Since Abduction of Dzmitry Zavadski

Today, 17 years turns since Dzmitry Zavadski disappeared; no body has been recovered, no full points in the criminal case


Key Notes from Civil Society Parallel Forum in Minsk

The speakers at the briefing included Ales Bialiatski (head of the Human Rights Center Viasna), Yuri Dzhibladze (representative of the Civic Solidarity Platform and the Center for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights (Russia)), Maria Dahle (Human Rights House Foundation (Norway)), Aisha Jung (Amnesty International (Great Britain)), and Sasha Koulayeva (head of the East Europe and Central Asia Desk of FIDH (France)).


BAJ Moves to a New Office

From June 19, the office of the Belarusian Association of Journalists  will be open at Kalvaryiskaya 16, office 265 (3rd floor). The closest metro station is Frunzenskaya.


Investigative Committee Replies to BAJ’s Appeal Regarding Regnum Case

The Investigative Committee considers that it is too early to hold a press conference concerning the case of three journalists who had written for Regnum. Meanwhile, the agency said not a single word on the “patriots’ case”. This is what arrived in reply to BAJ’s petition filed on May 11.


Journalist Fined for Insulting Traffic Policeman

On May 22, the Maladzechna district court imposed a fine of 300 BYN on Siarhei Zianko, a journalist of the local news portal, as a moral damage compensation for spreading lies and insulting a traffic policeman.


BAJ Urges State Bodies to Provide Info on Patriots’ Case

The Belarusian Association of Journalists filed a petition to the Investigative Committee, the General prosecutor’s office and the KGB, demanding to hold a press conference for all mass media and present official information concerning the investigation into the criminal cases widely discussed lately, the so-called cases of “Bely Legion” and the “case of patriots”.