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.
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”.
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.
The Central Electoral Commission decided to include Andrei Bastunets into the Supervisory Council tackling media issues concerning agitation before the parliamentary elections.
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.
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.
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.
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).
On Wednesday morning, journalist Pavel Sheremet died in a car blast, reports Ukrainska Pravda.
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.
On July 5 the police seized a computer and a cell phone from blogger Siarhei Piatrukhin who has recently started collecting ballot-access signatures.
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.