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04.06.2015

EFJ Statement on the Alarming Situation with Freelance Journalism in Belarus

At the EFJ Annual Meeting in Budva, Montenegro, June 1 - 2, EFJ made a statement on the situation of freelancers in Belarus.

20.05.2015

Belarusian Supreme Court asks Poland to outlaw Belsat TV trade mark

The Supreme Court of Belarus calls on the Polish authorities to ban Belsat TV from using its trade mark.

07.05.2015

Free Word Winners Announced

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.

26.04.2015

Andrei Bastunets Elected Chairperson of BAJ

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.

25.04.2015

Practice of oppressing members of media in Belarus must change, OSCE Representative says

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.

20.04.2015

Belsat Undertakes Another Accreditation Attempt

First time in ten years, the director of Belsat Agnieszka Romaszewska-Guzy was allowed entry to Belarus.

30.03.2015

Most Providers Lift Blocking from Independent News Websites

On March 26, reports appeared that some Belarusian providers blocked access to Charter’97, Belaruspartisan, Viasna.

10.03.2015

Ban to Photo Administrative Buildings Allegedly Aimed at Enhancing Safety

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.

10.02.2015

Information Ministry Registers Lohvinau Bookstore as Book Distributor

On March 16 the Ministry of Information registered Lohvinau bookstore in the Register of distributors of printed products.

10.02.2015

Supreme Court Upholds Fine to Lohvinau

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”.

30.01.2015

Lohvinau’s Suit against Information Ministry Dismissed

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.

09.01.2015

Lohvinau Bookstore Fined

If the court decision comes into legal force, the bookstore will go bankrupt.