On July 4, the chairperson of BAJ Andrei Bastunets took part in the conference on "Media Freedom as a Cornerstone for Democratic Elections", organized by PACE jointly with the Venice Commission in Berlin.
Four administrative charges have been brought against freelancer Kastus Zhukouski and two charges against his colleague Aliaxei Atroshchanka as a result of the rough detention in Loyeu on June 21.
BAJ Applies to Take Part in the Supervisory Council on the Media of CEC during Parliamentary Elections
On July 1, BAJ sent an official letter to the Central Electoral Commission, asking to include its members into the Supervisory Council on the Media, designed to enforce observance of media law and procedures of political agitation during elections.
Freelancer Kastus Zhukouski and his colleague were detained in Loyeu when they were making a report about the local brick factory.
On the evening of June 13, two activists of anarchy movement were detained in Minsk, reported the Human Rights Center Viasna. According to preliminary information, they are suspected of having thrown red paint at the doors of the Belarusian TV and Radio Company.
On June 9, the Supreme Court held the preliminary hearing into the case filed by blogger Anton Motolko against the Belarusian TV and Radio Company. The blogger accuses the state-run TV channel that it had used his photos of polar shining without the author’s consent.
The Investigative Committee published some details of the case of John Silver (Eduard Palchys) who has been extradited from Russia and is prosecuted for inciting hatred.
Minsk, 7 June. The founder of Belarusian pro-opposition website 1863x.com has been extradited from Russia to Belarus, a spokesperson for the Belarusian Prosecutor General's Office told BelaPAN on Tuesday.
On June 3, the Minsk City Court heard the cassation appeal of 79-year old Aliaksandr Lapitski who had been found guilty of insulting public officials and sentenced to psychiatric treatment.
Internet Governance Forums are taking place all over the wold, under the auspices of the UN. On May 17, IGF was held for the first time in Minsk. The aim of the forum is to enhance partnership of the state, businesses and civil society in solving key issues affecting development of the web.
In 2012, a reporter and then a student of journalism department Anton Surapin spent a month in the KGB detention center for allegedly aiding the teddy bear air drop team.
On April 21, in the annual speech addressed to the Belarusian people, Aliaksandr Lukashenko told that the Ministry of Information had been charged with a task to draft a new law to control the Internet.