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Over 100 famous people sign open letter in support of convicted anarchists
19.02.2020

Over 100 famous people sign open letter in support of convicted anarchists

Famous Belarusian journalists, writers, artists, photographers, bloggers and activists have signed an open letter in support of convicted anarchists Ivan Komar and Mikita Yemelyanau, who were recognized as political prisoners by human rights activists.

Journalist Convicted for Protests against 'Deep Integration' with Russia Journalist Dziyana Seradziuk received a fine based on changed testimony of a riot policeman
31.01.2020

Journalist convicted for protests against 'deep integration' with Russia

 Journalist Dziyana Seradziuk received a fine based on changed testimony of a riot policeman. Novy Chas journalist was punished with a huge fine for participation in the protests against "deep integration". That was the second trial for Dziyana Seradziuk. At the first trial, the court sent the report back to police for revision.

Россию не хвалят, а упрекают. Как изменились акценты в освещении белорусско-российских отношений в СМИ
28.01.2020

No more praises for Russia: Media change focus in Belarus-Russia relations

On January 23, BAJ presented the results of its Monitoring of Pro-Russian Propaganda and Pro-Integration Rhetoric on Belarus State TV.

BelaPAN reporters banned from event with prime minister of Latvia
17.01.2020

BelaPAN reporters banned from event with prime minister of Latvia

Journalists of the largest independent news agency BelaPAN did not get accreditation to press scrum after the meeting with Latvia's Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš.

Reporter banned from courtroom because of his videocamera. His colleagues submit a complaint
14.01.2020

Reporter banned from courtroom because of his videocamera. His colleagues submit a complaint

On January 9, Frunzenski distrcit court of Minsk on January 9 did not allow journalist Dzmitry Buyanau to be present during the hearing. Hanna Zhurauskaya, Assistant Court Chairman, told the guards not to let him in, as he was carrying a video camera.

"State media did not turn spotlight on elections as a political campaign," — BAJ presents the results of monitoring media coverage of the parliamentary elections-2019
29.11.2019

"State media did not turn spotlight on elections as a political campaign," — BAJ presents the results of monitoring media coverage of the parliamentary elections-2019

On November 28 Belarusian Association of Journalists  presented its final report of monitoring the media coverage of the parliamentary elections in 2019.

Belarus journalist suspected of smuggling weed claims planting
25.11.2019

Belarus journo suspected of smuggling weed claims planting

On November 21, journalist Uladzimir Chudzyantsou was removed from a train at the Belarusian-Polish border. The authorities claim that Belarusian border guards found 0.87 grams of marijuana in his personal belongings. Moreover, a search was conducted in his flat and ‘some two packages’ were reportedly seized, the journalist’s mother said.

«Выборы продемонстрировали полное отсутствие соблюдения демократических обязательств», — заявление ОБСЕ
18.11.2019

Curbs on constitutionally guaranteed freedoms and concerns over procedural integrity tarnish early parliamentary elections in Belarus even as candidate numbers rise, international observers say

Fundamental freedoms were disregarded and the integrity of the election process was not adequately safeguarded in the early parliamentary elections in Belarus even as the number of registered candidates increased, international observers concluded in a preliminary statement published today

Blogger NEXTA to pay 3000 rubles for a posting on head of Slonim
12.11.2019

Blogger NEXTA to pay 3000 rubles for a posting on head of Slonim

November 12 Minsk district court considered a defamation action brought by the chairman of the Slonim district executive committee Henadz Khomich against Stsiapan Putsila, owner of Nexta channel in Telegram.

Mahilio Journalist Fined for Story about Belarus' Chief Ideologist
31.10.2019

Mahiliou Journalist Fined for Story about Belarus' Chief Ideologist

Bialynichy District Court imposed a penalty on Mahiliou journalist Darya Chultsova  for a video story about the newly appointed Belarus' chief ideologist Andrei Kuntsevych that she had allegedly made for Belsat TV channel.

30.10.2019

‘European Belarus’ activists banned from election

Election commissions have already removed four candidates of the “European Belarus” campaign from the elections. But the candidates filed complaints to the Minsk City Commission”, Yauhen Afnahel, coordinator of the civil campaign, told Belsat.

25.10.2019

Candidate for deputies calls for impeachment of Lukashenka, get removed from air

The address of Homiel activist Uladzimir Niapomniashchykh, who had previously been registered as a candidate in the parliamentary elections, was removed from TV air, the UCP reports.