Journalist Andrei Mialeshka denied accreditation
Freelance journalist Andrei Mialeshka has been denied accreditation as a journalist of the Belarusian Radio Racyja. The journalist could not understand on what basis this decision was taken, as the written response from the Foreign Ministry says nothing about it.
Freelance journalists have been repeatedly warned by the security forces against working for foreign media without official accreditation. Journalists say the harassment is a violation of the Constitution, which guarantees every citizen the right to receive and impart information. Meanwhile, it is almost impossible to obtain official accreditation.
Andrei Mialeshka says he has had to wait for an official reply for months.