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Belarus Journalists Meet EU Politicians to Raise Issues of Belarusian Media Sphere
22.09.2018

Belarus Journalists Meet EU Politicians to Raise Issues of Belarusian Media Sphere

Members of the Belarusian Association of Journalists Volha Chaychyts and Larysa Shchyrakova have visited Paris and Brussels where they met with European politicians and journalists, to tell about the real situation in the media sphere, to draw attention to the prosecution of Belarusian journalists and to find potential solutions to the issue. The visit was organized by Syndicat national des journalists (SNJ), Le Syndicat national des journalistes CGT (SNJ-CGT), l'Union syndicale des journalistes CFDT, with the support of the European Federation of Journalists, the International Federation of Journalists and BAJ.

Side Event during the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2018
11.09.2018

Side Event during the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2018

Assembly of Pro-Democratic NGOs of Belarusin cooperation with the Human Rights Center "Viasna", International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Legal Transformation Centre and Belarusian Association of Journalists, cordially invite you to a Side Event during the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2018

BAJ Statement on the occasion of the International Day of Journalists’ Solidarity
07.09.2018

BAJ Statement on the occasion of the International Day of Journalists’ Solidarity

The Belarusian Association of Journalists expresses words of solidarity with our prosecuted colleagues and calls for solidarity to the civil society, international organizations and everyone who shares the values of truthful and unbiased journalism.  

 Lukashenka awards investigators involved in case against independent media
06.09.2018

Lukashenka awards investigators involved in case against independent media

The Belarusian president has awarded Medal for Distinguished Service in Defending Public Order to investigators Alyaksandr Syamyonik and his colleague Ihar Makushenka.

 Smalyavichy: Authorities fine reporter for covering social problems
06.09.2018

Smalyavichy: Authorities fine reporter for covering social problems

Smalyavichy court has imposed a fine of 1,225 Belarusian rubles on journalist Volha Czajczyc for her contributing to a news story about local residents’ protest.

Israilevich Sues Novy Chas 40,000 BYN. Next court session on September 10
30.08.2018

Israilevich Sues Novy Chas 40,000 BYN. Next court session on September 10

Savetski district court of Minsk started a preliminary hearings on the suit filed by businessman Arkadz Izrailevich against the Novy Chas newspaper.  Arkadz Izrailevich did not show up in the courtroom. He is represented by barrister Alena Kalazayeva . The case is heard by Judge Veranika Abramovich.

Journalists and editors of ‘BelTA case’ banned from leaving Belarus
29.08.2018

Journalists and editors of ‘BelTA case’ banned from leaving Belarus

On August 27, the Investigative Committee summoned by the suspects in the “BelTA case”.

BELAPAN FOUNDER DIES AT 52
24.08.2018

BELAPAN FOUNDER DIES AT 52

August 23 Ales Lipai, 52, founder of the independent news agency BelaPAN, died in Minsk after a long struggle with disease. The funeral will take place on August 26 in Rudzensk. The Belarusian Association of Journalists expresses condolences to the family and colleagues.

Investigative Committee: Suspects in the  BelTA Case Being Released. Zolatava admitted guilt PHOTO, VIDEO
10.08.2018

Investigative Committee: Suspects in the BelTA Case Being Released. Zolatava admitted guilt PHOTO, VIDEO

The Investigative Committee claims, 'after conducting a complex of urgent investigative and other procedural actions in the criminal case the decision was made to release Hanna Kaltyhina, Halina Ulasik, Hanna Yermachonak and other individuals involved'.

BelTA case: Investigators start to release journalists, two still in custody
10.08.2018

BelTA case: Investigators start to release journalists, two still in custody

Tatsyana Karavyankova, a commentator on international affairs at news agency BelaPAN, was released from custody, BAJ press secretary Barys Haretski said on Facebook on Thursday evening.

RSF condemns raids on two independent Belarusian media outlets
07.08.2018

RSF condemns raids on two independent Belarusian media outlets

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns today’s police raids on two leading independent media outlets in Minsk – the news agency BelaPAN and the news website Tut.by – which paralyzed their operations for several hours.