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IFJ urges media to report responsibly on Coronavirus crisis
03.03.2020

IFJ urges media to report responsibly on Coronavirus crisis

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.

Photographer from Belarus becomes World Press Photo finalist
02.03.2020

Tatsiana Tkachova among nominees for World Press Photo's Portraits

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 MFA Ignores Journalist's Request for Accreditation. Court Refuses to Hear Complaint
24.02.2020

Belarusian MFA Ignores Journalist's Request for Accreditation. Court Refuses to Hear Complaint

Belarusian Association of Journalists registers yet another case of Belarusian MFA denying accreditation to a foreign media journalist.

Журналіста аштрафавалі за сюжэт пра дзіцячую пляцоўку
24.02.2020

Belsat contributor fined over news story about children’s playground

A Sharkaushchyna court has considered the case against freelance journalist Zmitser Lupach on Monday.

Mahiliou: Belsat TV crew on trial
24.02.2020

Mahiliou: Belsat TV crew on trial

Journalist Alina Skrabunova and cameraman Alyaksandr Sidareuski have appeared before court on February, 24.

Over 100 famous people sign open letter in support of convicted anarchists
19.02.2020

Over 100 famous people sign open letter in support of convicted anarchists

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 Convicted for Protests against 'Deep Integration' with Russia Journalist Dziyana Seradziuk received a fine based on changed testimony of a riot policeman
31.01.2020

Journalist convicted for protests against 'deep integration' with Russia

 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.

Россию не хвалят, а упрекают. Как изменились акценты в освещении белорусско-российских отношений в СМИ
28.01.2020

No more praises for Russia: Media change focus in Belarus-Russia relations

On January 23, BAJ presented the results of its Monitoring of Pro-Russian Propaganda and Pro-Integration Rhetoric on Belarus State TV.

BelaPAN reporters banned from event with prime minister of Latvia
17.01.2020

BelaPAN reporters banned from event with prime minister of Latvia

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.

Reporter banned from courtroom because of his videocamera. His colleagues submit a complaint
14.01.2020

Reporter banned from courtroom because of his videocamera. His colleagues submit a complaint

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
29.11.2019

"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.

Belarus journalist suspected of smuggling weed claims planting
25.11.2019

Belarus journo suspected of smuggling weed claims planting

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.