News on the topic: journalists
23.02.2018 Reporters Without Borders: Journalists, bloggers barred from vote count in Belarus
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the explusions of several journalists and bloggers from voting stations in Minsk as votes were being counted after the Belarusian municipal elections on 18 February. RSF regard the evictions, in which violence was used, as deliberate censorship. Observers meanwhile claimed that election fraud took place.
25.08.2017 Reporters Without Borders: Five Belsat TV reporters on trial
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Belarusian regime’s increasing persecution of the country’s few remaining independent journalists, as evidenced by the trials of five of them today and tomorrow on charges of working for foreign media without press accreditation.
02.05.2017 Several people detained in May Day protests across Belarus
At least 15 people were detained by the police before and after yesterday’s protests held across Belarus, including opposition leaders Mikalai Statkevich and Pavel Seviarynets.
05.04.2017 Human Rights Watch: Keep up pressure on Belarus to release detainees and respect fundamental freedoms
“Belarusian authorities led a shocking, all-out assault on peaceful assembly around the Freedom Day protests,” said Yulia Gorbunova, Belarus researcher at Human Rights Watch. “They should immediately release everyone who was detained in connection with the protests and investigate allegations of police mistreatment.”
18.03.2017 Four TV Crews Detained on Saturday
TV crews contributing to Belsat were briefly detained on March 18 throughout Belarus; the journalists aimed to report on protest actions announced by anarchist groups thoughout the country.
12.03.2017 Protesters, journalists detained across Belarus
Numerous opposition activists and journalists working for independent media have been detained today before and after protests held across the country, including in Orša, Babrujsk, Kobryn and Brest.
14.09.2016 Turkmen dissident safely returns to Sweden after 2 months of detention in Belarus
The Prosecutor General's Office of Belarus on September 13 released former RFE/RL journalist Chary Annamuradov, whose extradition had been sought by Turkmenistan. Today, the dissident has returned to Sweden, where he has lived since 2002. The official reasons for this decision are not yet known.
22.08.2016 Human Rights Watch urges Belarus to free Turkmen dissident
Belarusian authorities are holding a former journalist from Turkmenistan on an extradition request by the Turkmen government, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday. They should immediately release the former journalist, Chary Annamuradov, and under no circumstances extradite or otherwise return him to Turkmenistan, where he would face torture and ill-treatment in custody.
23.06.2016 Freelance journalists appeal violent detention in Lojeŭ
Freelance journalists Kanstantsin Zhukouski and Aliaksei Atroshchankau, who were detained on June 21 in the town of Lojeŭ, Homieĺ region, have written to the Investigation Committee asking the authorities to investigate their brutal detention by the police officers. The reporters say they were beaten after the arrest.
17.05.2016 Reporter Gets Moral Damage Compensation for Unlawful Imprisonment in KGB
In 2012, a reporter and then a student of journalism department Anton Surapin spent a month in the KGB detention center for allegedly aiding the teddy bear air drop team.
18.04.2016 Journalist in Homieĺ convicted over story she didn’t shoot
On April 15, the Court of Homieĺ’s Centraĺny district heard the administrative charges brought against local journalists Kanstantsin Zhukouski and Larysa Shchyrakova. They were accused of violating Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code, illegal manufacture of media products.
18.04.2016 RSF: Harassment of two journalists is test for international community
Reporters Without Borders condemns the way judicial authorities in the southeastern city of Homyel are hounding freelance journalists Kastus Zhukouski and Larysa Shchyrakova and urges the European Union to condition its rapprochement with Belarus on specific progress in respect for media freedom.
14.04.2016 Freelance journalist detained in Svietlahorsk
Freelance journalist Kanstantsin Zhukouski was detained in Svietlahorsk last afternoon as he was filming a video outside the district executive committee building.
07.04.2016 One More Fine under Dubious Arguments Imposed on Larysa Shchyrakova
On April 5, judge Tamara Zastaunetskaya imposed a fine of 5 million 250 thousand rubles (260 USD) on Larysa Shchyrakova for her report on malfunctioning gas equipment.
06.04.2016 Journalists detained in Naroŭlia
On April 3, police officers in Naroŭlia detained freelance journalist Ales Zaleuski, as well as his TV crew, and the person they were interviewing.