Ongoing harassment of freelance journalists in Homieĺ

2016 2016-01-11T11:32:21+0300 2016-01-11T11:32:22+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Kanstantsin Zhukouski. Photo:

Kanstantsin Zhukouski. Photo:

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.