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22.02.2022

BSU Journalism Department lecturer Hanna Kureichyk arrested for 15 days

The Minsk Tsentralny District Court heard the case of Hanna Kureichyk, associate professor at the TV and Radio Broadcasting Chair of the Belarusian State University Journalism Department.

21.02.2022

Journalist Larysa Shchyrakova's house search ends in her arrest

On February 18, security forces searched journalist Larysa Shchyrakova's house. This is Larysa's fourth search since February 2021.

Journalist Katsiaryna Andreeva transferred to jail for “investigative actions”
21.02.2022

Journalist Katsiaryna Andreeva transferred to jail for “investigative actions”

Belsat journalist Katsiaryna Andreeva (Bakhvalava) is no longer kept in the women’s correctional facility #4 in Homel.

16.02.2022

BAJ nominated for UNESCO prize

Forty-six UNESCO Member States, including all 27 EUMS, joined in nominating the Belarusian Association of Journalists for the Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2022!

07.02.2022

Ex-RFE/RL Photographer Gets 13 Days In Jail For 'Disobedience To Police'

A photographer who previously worked for RFE/RL's Belarus Service has been sentenced to 13 days in jail for "disobedience to police," a charge that he has rejected. Judge Tatsyana Palulekh of the Frunze district court in Minsk sentenced Uladz Hrydzin on February 7 after finding him guilty of refusing to follow police orders to let them inside his apartment to conduct a search last week.

07.02.2022

Former RFE/RL Photographer Detained In Minsk On Unknown Charges

A photographer who previously worked for RFE/RL's Belarus Service has been arrested and taken to pretrial detention in Minsk, his relatives say.

Nasha Niva declared “extremist formation”
27.01.2022

Nasha Niva declared “extremist formation”

The Nasha Niva newspaper has been published since 1906 (modern version – since 1991), now it is an online media outlet with popular social media pages. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus informed that Nasha Niva was recognized as an extremist formation: “The group of citizens from the Sarodzichy private association (the owner of Nasha Niva) united through online resources, including social media and messengers was recognized an extremist formation.”

Writer and journalist Sevyaryn Kvyatkouski detained upon arrival in Belarus
20.01.2022

Writer and journalist Sevyaryn Kvyatkouski detained upon arrival in Belarus

On January 19, Belarusian writer and journalist Sevyaryn Kvyatkouski was detained.

19.01.2022

CPJ: The Ivulin case shows that the authorities will use any pretext to punish members of the press

In response to the sentencing of Belarusian journalist Aliaksandr Ivulin to two years imprisonment on Wednesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement of condemnation:

Journalist  Alyaksandr Ivulin sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment
19.01.2022

Sports journalist Aliaksandr Ivulin sentenced to 2 years in prison

On January 19, the Savetski District Court of Minsk ruled in a criminal case against well-known journalist and Krumkachy football player Aliaksandr Ivulin.

14.01.2022

Police raid journos’ places, editorial office in Mahiliou region

  The place of Byalynichy-based journalist Barys Vyrvich was searched on Friday morning, the human rights centre Viasna

12.01.2022

Index Censorship, ARTICLE 19: Access the toolkit to join the Andrei and Irina campaign

Journalist Andrei Aliaksandrau and his partner campaigner Irina Zlobina have been behind bars since 12 January 2021, when they were detained and imprisoned for claiming their right to freedom of expression. On the anniversary of their detention, on 12 January 2022, ARTICLE 19 and Index on Censorship launched a campaign in solidarity and calling for their immediate and unconditional release.