News on the topic: journalists

Reporters Without Borders: Five Belsat TV reporters on trial

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.

Several people detained in May Day protests across Belarus

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.

Human Rights Watch: Keep up pressure on Belarus to release detainees and respect fundamental freedoms

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.”

Four TV Crews Detained on Saturday

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.

Protesters, journalists detained across Belarus

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.

Turkmen dissident safely returns to Sweden after 2 months of detention in Belarus

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.

Human Rights Watch urges Belarus to free Turkmen dissident

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.

Freelance journalists appeal violent detention in Lojeŭ

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.

Reporter Gets Moral Damage Compensation for Unlawful Imprisonment in KGB

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.

Journalist in Homieĺ convicted over story she didn’t shoot

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.

Freelance journalist detained in Svietlahorsk

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.

Journalists detained in Naroŭlia

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.

Freelance journalist Zhukouski sentenced to another fine

18.03.2016 Freelance journalist Zhukouski sentenced to another fine

Freelance journalist Kanstantsin Zhukouski has been fined 7,350,000 rubles by the Mazyr District Court. The journalist was found guilty of illegal manufacturing media products (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code).

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