Babrujsk ideologists interfere with journalist's work

2015 2015-05-11T18:13:48+0300 2015-05-11T18:13:48+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Videographer of "Babrujski Kurjer" faced with prejudice by the local ideologists. Viktar Masalovich was shooting on video the celebration of May 9 at Victory Square and wanted to go to a convenient location reserved for journalists, but was stopped by the head of ideological department of the Babrujsk City Executive Committee Mikalai Baliuk.

“He asked who I was working for, I answered I was from “Babrujski Kurjer”, he answered that I had no journalist ID and ran away. Then another “guard of ideology”,Ihar Nestsiarovich, joined the talk. I proposed him to look at my ID, but he said that I was late and wouldn't be let there. To tell the truth, this incident left an unpleasant aftertaste,” commented the journalist.

“It would be more convenient for Viktar to shoot videos with veterans and make panoramic plans from that point. However, the name “Babrujski Kurjer” frightens the local ideologies. Nevertheless, our journalist did his job, though not in such a comfortable environment as others,”commented the chief editor of “Babrujski Kurjer Anatol Sanatsenka.