Committee to Protect Journalists urges Belarusian authorities to stop pressurizing mass media

2011 2011-01-12T20:54:41+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

The Committee to Protect of Journalists has urged the Belarusian authorities to stop pressure on the Belarusian independent mass media on 11 January, informed the Committee's scientific employee Muzafar Suleimanov to BelaPAN.

Mr. Suleimanov stated that the KGB still raided the editor's offices, confiscated reporters' equipment from the offices and apartments of journalists, kept the representatives of the independent and opposition media in custody, and influenced their families. 

The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent non-commercial organization with headquarters in New York. It declares its goals as assistance to the freedom of press in the whole world and protection of the journalists' right to cover news without fear.