Ongoing harassment of freelance journalists in Homieĺ
Kanstantsin Zhukouski, a freelance reporter working for the Belsat TV channel is facing administrative charges (in two separate episodes in Karma and Kalinkavičy) for alleged violation of Art. 22.9 of the Administrative Code (illegal production and distribution of media products). The journalist is expected to face another charge coming from the Vietka district police department.
According to the police reports that Kanstantsin Zhukouski received by mail, he is accused of shooting two stories for the Poland-based satellite channel.
In 2015, the freelancer has been fined a total of 31.5 million rubles for performing his professional activities.