At the EFJ Annual Meeting in Budva, Montenegro, June 1 - 2, EFJ made a statement on the situation of freelancers in Belarus.
The Supreme Court of Belarus calls on the Polish authorities to ban Belsat TV from using its trade mark.
On May 7, the jury of the creative contest for journalists Volnaye Slova (Free Word) announced the names of the winners; the awarding ceremony is held traditionally at the beginning of May, dedicated to the Press Freedom Day.
This is a unanimous decision taken by delegates of the IX Congress of BAJ on April 24 in Minsk. Zhanna Litvina, who had performed the functions for almost 20 years, announced she would not suggest her candidacy for the post.
VIENNA, 3 April 2015 – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović reiterated her call on the Belarussian authorities to stop persecuting members of the media, following continued and repeated intimidations of journalists for doing their job.
First time in ten years, the director of Belsat Agnieszka Romaszewska-Guzy was allowed entry to Belarus.
On March 26, reports appeared that some Belarusian providers blocked access to Charter’97, Belaruspartisan, Viasna.
Several recent incidents with photo reporters alarmed the society: who ordered to check identities of people that take pictures of administrative buildings? A copy of the internal ruling appeared on the internet, reports Euroradio.
On March 16 the Ministry of Information registered Lohvinau bookstore in the Register of distributors of printed products.
On February 10, the Supreme Court of Belarus heard the appeal of Lohvinau against the decision to fine the bookstore for “illegal entrepreneur’s activities”.
Lohvinau tried to dispute six refusals of registration of his bookstore as a distributor of print products; however, the Supreme Court supported the standing of the registering body.
If the court decision comes into legal force, the bookstore will go bankrupt.