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25.04.2015

Practice of oppressing members of media in Belarus must change, OSCE Representative says

VIENNA, 3 April 2015 – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović reiterated her call on the Belarussian authorities to stop persecuting members of the media, following continued and repeated intimidations of journalists for doing their job.

20.04.2015

Belsat Undertakes Another Accreditation Attempt

First time in ten years, the director of Belsat Agnieszka Romaszewska-Guzy was allowed entry to Belarus.

30.03.2015

Most Providers Lift Blocking from Independent News Websites

On March 26, reports appeared that some Belarusian providers blocked access to Charter’97, Belaruspartisan, Viasna.

10.03.2015

Ban to Photo Administrative Buildings Allegedly Aimed at Enhancing Safety

Several recent incidents with photo reporters alarmed the society: who ordered to check identities of people that take pictures of administrative buildings? A copy of the internal ruling appeared on the internet, reports Euroradio.

10.02.2015

Information Ministry Registers Lohvinau Bookstore as Book Distributor

On March 16 the Ministry of Information registered Lohvinau bookstore in the Register of distributors of printed products.

10.02.2015

Supreme Court Upholds Fine to Lohvinau

On February 10, the Supreme Court of Belarus heard the appeal of Lohvinau against the decision to fine the bookstore for “illegal entrepreneur’s activities”.

30.01.2015

Lohvinau’s Suit against Information Ministry Dismissed

Lohvinau tried to dispute six refusals of registration of his bookstore as a distributor of print products; however, the Supreme Court supported the standing of the registering body.

09.01.2015

Lohvinau Bookstore Fined

If the court decision comes into legal force, the bookstore will go bankrupt.

22.12.2014

Statement on the Massive Blocking of Websites

Since December 19, several informational Internet resources in Belarus have been subject to blocking. Most of them remain inaccessible from the territory of the country until now. In particular, users’ access to belapan.com and belapan.by, naviny.by, belaruspartisan.org, charter97.org, udf.by, 21.by, gazetaby.com, zautra.by have been restricted without explanations.

17.12.2014

Pavel Levinau Fined for 25 Basic Amounts

On December 17, the Chyhunachny district court in Vitebsk heard the case of Pavel Levinau, the last person brought to account for the photo near the famous city graffiti.

03.12.2014

Three Days Arrest for the Photo in Vitebsk

Judge Alena Tsyhankova ruled to punish the passer-by who had joined the photo session in Vitebsk with three days’ arrest – exactly the time he had spent in pre-trial detention.

01.12.2014

Two More Fines for Photo for Free Speech

On December 1, two more people photographed on November 5 in Vitsebk were fined under charges of violating the procedure of holding mass events.