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21.08.2015

Two Journalists Fined in Hrodna

On August 19, journalists Ales Kirkevich and Ales Dzianisau were found guilty of violating art. 22.9 of the Administrative Code and fined 25 basic amounts each (4.5 million rubles).

05.08.2015

Hazeta Slonimskaya Faces Trial for Insulting the President

According to article 23.33 of the Administrative Code,the non-state newspaper can be fined for up to 500 basic amounts (90 million rubles, more than 5,000 eur).

28.07.2015

Journalist Fined in Hlybokaye

Tatsiana Smotkina was fined for 4.5 million rubles under art. 22.9 (illegal production and distribution of mass media products).

07.07.2015

BAJ Protest against the Practice of Fining Journalists for Work

Belarusian Association of Journalists strongly protests against the increasing administrative prosecution of freelance journalists whose materials are published in foreign mass media.

07.07.2015

Will the Case of Zavadski Be Buried in Archives? (+ Statement)

BAJ Statement: 15 Years since Abduction of Dzmitry Zavadski

02.07.2015

Journalist Repeatedly Fined in Brest

On July 2, the judge of the Lenin court in Brest fined Ales Liauchuk, non-staff journalist of BelaPAN, with the maximum penalty (50 basic amounts) according to administrative art. 22.9.

30.06.2015

Information Ministry Blocks 26 Websites in 2015

The figure was mentioned by Information Minister Liliya Ananich at the press conference on June 30.

04.06.2015

EFJ Statement on the Alarming Situation with Freelance Journalism in Belarus

At the EFJ Annual Meeting in Budva, Montenegro, June 1 - 2, EFJ made a statement on the situation of freelancers in Belarus.

20.05.2015

Belarusian Supreme Court asks Poland to outlaw Belsat TV trade mark

The Supreme Court of Belarus calls on the Polish authorities to ban Belsat TV from using its trade mark.

07.05.2015

Free Word Winners Announced

On May 7, the jury of the creative contest for journalists Volnaye Slova (Free Word)  announced the names of the winners; the awarding ceremony is held traditionally at the beginning of May, dedicated to the Press Freedom Day.

26.04.2015

Andrei Bastunets Elected Chairperson of BAJ

This is a unanimous decision taken by delegates of the IX Congress of BAJ on April 24 in Minsk. Zhanna Litvina, who had performed the functions for almost 20 years, announced she would not suggest her candidacy for the post.