Andrei Bastunets Takes Part in Media Supervisory Council

BAJ chairperson Andrei Bastunets took part in a session of the Media Supervisory Council, a public body designed to handle media issues during electoral campaigning.

У тэлевыступе майка «За Беларусь без Лукашэнкі» пераўтварылася ў майку «За Беларусь»

Slogan Censored with TV Caption

A candidate’s slogan was changed for the opposite with the help of a caption on the video recording of his speech; the candidate to Parliament appeared on local TV with the slogan “For Belarus without Lukashenko”.

Амбасада Турцыі адказала БАЖу: Журналісты не могуць быць вызваленыя ад крымінальнага пераследу і пакарання

Turkey Pledges to Observe Human Rights Standards

Turkish Ambassador to Belarus, HE Kezban Nilvana Darama, replied to the appeal of Belarusian Association of Journalists calling to safeguard the rights of the press in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt in Turkey.


Chair of BAJ Included into Supervisory Council of CEC

The Central Electoral Commission decided to include Andrei Bastunets into the Supervisory Council tackling media issues concerning agitation before the parliamentary elections.


BAJ Backs International Urge to Respect Press Rights in Turkey

On August 1, the Board of BAJ appealed to H.E. Kezban Nilvana Darama, Turkish Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Belarus, urging to foster a culture in Turkey where press freedom is fully respected.

Officials Hide Information about Incident at Nuclear Plant Building Site

Officials Hide Information about Incident at Nuclear Plant Building Site

During installation, the enclosure of the future reactor weighing 330 tons fell from the height of 2 – 4 meters. The incident at the construction site of the Belarusian nuclear power plant in Astravets (Hrodna region) might have happened on July 10, reports Belsat.

Тры базавых: Лоеўскі раённы суд аштрафаваў фрылансера Кастуся Жукоўскага за хуліганства

Freelancer Found Guilty of Hooliganism

On July 28, the Loyeu district court, Homel region, heard the case of Kastus Zhukouski concerning his detention on June 21: three administrative reports were returned for completion to the police, and one charge upheld.

Пахаванне Шарамета адбудзецца ў суботу на Паўночных могілках. У БАЖ пачаўся збор грошай сям’і журналіста (Абноўлена)

Pavel Sheremet's Body to Return Home Soon

It is expected that the farewell ceremony will take place in Kyiv on Friday, July 22, and the body will be taken to Minsk by plane. Then, on Saturday, the memorial service will take place in All Saints’ Church (ul. Kalinouskaha 121).


Famous Journalist Killed in Car Blast in Kyiv (Updates)

On Wednesday morning, journalist Pavel Sheremet died in a car blast, reports Ukrainska Pravda.

Журналісты Нарвегіі, Швецыі, Даніі і Фінляндыі заклікалі Ананіч паважаць правы беларускіх фрылансераў

Scandinavian Journalists Bid for Freelancers’ Rights in Belarus

Journalists from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, who participated in the seminar held in Ilsetra (Norway) sent a petition to the Minister of Information Liliya Ananich asking to respect labor rights of freelancer journalists, stop pressure on independent journalists and abolish compulsory accreditation.

Міліцыя забрала кампутар і тэлефон берасьцейскага блогера, які сабраўся ў дэпутаты

Police Seize Computer from a Blogger Who Runs for MP

On July 5 the police seized a computer and a cell phone from blogger Siarhei Piatrukhin who has recently started collecting ballot-access signatures.

Ярмошына і Бастунец сустрэліся ў Берліне

Chair of BAJ Attends Conference on Media Freedom and Elections in Berlin

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.