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Belsat journalists to lose car and property if they don’t pay fines
16.07.2018

Belsat journalists to lose car and property if they don’t pay fines

Volha Czajczyc and Andrei Kozel will lose their property if they do not pay fines for professional activities within two weeks. Court officers have threatened our colleagues with social welfare agencies.

 Belarusian authorities block websites for medical ads
10.07.2018

Belarusian authorities block websites for medical ads

The agency’s website noted that the decision to block was taken in accordance with the written notification of the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade, guided by articles 38, 511 of the law “On Mass Media”.

7 ліпеня – дзень знікнення Дзмітрыя Завадскага
07.07.2018

18 Years Since Abduction of Dzmitry Zavadski

Today, 18 years turns since Dzmitry Zavadski disappeared; no body has been recovered, no full points in the criminal case

Dialogue For Sake of Dialogue or Outcome? BAJ members spoke about the situation around freedom of speech in Belarus in Brussels
05.07.2018

Dialogue For Sake of Dialogue or Outcome? BAJ members spoke about the situation around freedom of speech in Belarus in Brussels

Representatives of the Belarusian Association of Journalists visited Brussels to meet the European Parliamnet's Sub-Committee on Human Rights and talk about the situation of the media and freedom of expression in Belarus; they also had a series of meetings with European diplomats. Also, BAJ members took part in the round table with the International Federation of Journalists and European Federation of Journalists. The main topic was the challenges faced by Belarusian journalists.

Legislative amendments further restrict media in Belarus, says OSCE media freedom representative
19.06.2018

Legislative amendments further restrict media in Belarus, says OSCE media freedom representative

VIENNA, 18 June 2018 – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir today expressed concern following the adoption of legislative amendments in Belarus which further restrict media activities in the country. The amendments affect the work of national mass media, internet resources, and foreign media outlets.

Amendments to the Media Law Adopted in 2nd reading
15.06.2018

Amendments to the Media Law Adopted in 2nd reading

Belarus' Chamber of Representatives adopted amendments to the law on mass media in the second reading, TUT.BY reports. 97 MPs supported the bill, Alena Anisim abstained, and Hanna Kanapatskaya did not vote.

BelaPAN Chief Suspected of Grand Tax Evasion
15.06.2018

BelaPAN Chief Suspected of Grand Tax Evasion

Ales Lipai, head of the Belarusian independent news agency BelaPAN , is suspected of tax evasion. Tut.by learned that from Yuri Kardymon, the spokesman of the State Control Committee's Department for Financial Investigations.  Lipai was released after questioning in the Department's office.  The interrogation lasted about two and a half hours.

Police Searching Apartment of BelaPAN Chief Ales Lipai
14.06.2018

Police Searching Apartment of BelaPAN Chief Ales Lipai. Lipai was taken in for questioning by the Departamet financial investigation

The State Control Committee's Department of Financial Investigations is conducting investigative procedures.

The Free Media Awards 2018 are awarded to Chai Khana, Fontanka and Belarus Partisan
08.06.2018

The Free Media Awards 2018 are awarded to Chai Khana, Fontanka and Belarus Partisan

The 2018 Free Media Awards are awarded to Chai Khana in South-Caucasus for their efforts to bring attention to under-reported news stories spanning national borders in the region, Fontanka in Russia for their coverage of ongoing and forgotten conflicts, and to the Belarussian website Belarus Partisan for their tireless investigative work, also following the murder of their editor-in-chief in 2016.

Belarus Freelance Journalists Heavily Fined in Big Numbers
30.05.2018

Belarus Freelance Journalists Heavily Fined in Big Numbers

Within a few days, the police have filed a number of reports against freelance journalists for working without accreditation. Some are already punished with heavy fines for cooperation with foreign media without accreditation.

Магілёўскія бажаўцы накіравалі звароты з асуджэннем метадаў дзеянняў супрацоўнікаў праваахоўных органаў
25.05.2018

Mahiliou BAJ Condemns Police Practices

 May 23, Mahiliou organization of BAJ addressed Mahiliou regional executive committee, Mahiliou city authorities and the city police department.

Belarusian Court Reportedly Imprisons Ukrainian Reporter
24.05.2018

Belarusian Court Reportedly Imprisons Ukrainian Reporter

Media reports say a Belarusian court has sentenced a Ukrainian reporter to more than eight years in prison after convicting him of espionage.