As the media coverage of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak dominates the media all over the world, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has urged the media to report responsibly and avoid creating any unjustified panic that could worsen the situation.
Belarusian photographer Tatsiana Tkachova has been named among the nominees for the 63rd World Press Photo award. Her photo story is nominated in the "Portrait" category. The winners will be announced on the evening of April 16 at the during the world premiere of the World Press Photo in Amsterdam.
Belarusian Association of Journalists registers yet another case of Belarusian MFA denying accreditation to a foreign media journalist.
A Sharkaushchyna court has considered the case against freelance journalist Zmitser Lupach on Monday.
Journalist Alina Skrabunova and cameraman Alyaksandr Sidareuski have appeared before court on February, 24.
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 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.
On January 23, BAJ presented the results of its Monitoring of Pro-Russian Propaganda and Pro-Integration Rhetoric on Belarus State TV.
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.
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
On November 28 Belarusian Association of Journalists presented its final report of monitoring the media coverage of the parliamentary elections in 2019.
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.