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Stop pressure on the press!

12.10.2020 Stop pressure on the press!

Statement by Belarusian Association of Journalists, Press Club, and United Media Association

Nasha Niva editor held on libel charges

23.09.2020 Nasha Niva editor held on libel charges

Yahor Martsinovich, editor-in-chief of Nasha Niva, a popular online news site, was detained this morning by Belarusian security officers. His apartment was searched by the Interior Ministry’s Directorate of Internal Security.

Students convicted of protesting on Knowledge Day

03.09.2020 Students convicted of protesting on Knowledge Day

Forty-four trials were held yesterday in Minsk courts to hear the administrative charges of “illegal protesting” involving students of several major universities who demonstrated on September 1. Thirty-two students were sentenced to short terms in prison, as a result. Twelve more were fined.

Wall of silence in Belarus: massive withdrawal of press accreditations

30.08.2020 Wall of silence in Belarus: massive withdrawal of press accreditations

After the arbitrary detention of about 50 journalists on Thursday, the Belarusian authorities are stepping up the withdrawal of press accreditations for journalists covering the country’s news for foreign media. A wall of silence is gradually isolating Belarus from the rest of the world. The EFJ condemns the inaction and wait-and-see attitude of the international community.

Nearly 300 detained in Minsk protest

28.08.2020 Nearly 300 detained in Minsk protest

Viasna’s arrest list has once again hit third-digits, after some 240 protesters, mostly men, and 30 journalists were detained last night in central Minsk.

Amnesty International: Belarus: Attacks on journalists mount amid protest crackdown

13.08.2020 Amnesty International: Belarus: Attacks on journalists mount amid protest crackdown

The Belarusian authorities must immediately end their assault on journalists, Amnesty International said on 12 August, amid reports of journalists being arrested, beaten, and targeted with rubber bullets while covering the vicious police crackdown on protests. Media workers have also had their cameras smashed and their footage deleted.

Petitioners, journalists detained near KGB building in Minsk

29.07.2020 Petitioners, journalists detained near KGB building in Minsk

A group of reporters were briefly detained by the police yesterday afternoon, July 29, after they arrived to the KGB headquarters in central Minsk to cover the filing of petitions requesting the release of arrested presidential nominee Viktar Babaryka, baj.by said. The police also detained some 40 people who came to file petitions.

Beaten and fined: over 40 journalists detained in 2 months of Belarusian protests

20.07.2020 Beaten and fined: over 40 journalists detained in 2 months of Belarusian protests

Over 40 representatives of the press have been detained when covering peaceful protests in the last two months, tut.by said. Some of them were beaten, while a few were convicted of “illegal protesting” and “resisting arrest”.

HRHF: Crackdown by Belarusian Authorities on Opposition Figures, Peaceful Protesters, and Journalists

24.06.2020 HRHF: Crackdown by Belarusian Authorities on Opposition Figures, Peaceful Protesters, and Journalists

Human Rights House Foundation strongly condemns the actions in recent days of the Belarusian authorities to violently suppress peaceful protests, silence independent journalists, and intimidate members of the political opposition. These actions represent gross violations of the fundamental freedoms of association, assembly, and expression and attacks on human rights defenders.

EU, OSCE, Reporters without Borders condemn crackdown on journalists and activists in Belarus

14.05.2020 EU, OSCE, Reporters without Borders condemn crackdown on journalists and activists in Belarus

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, expressed his concerns and denounced the detention and imprisonment of journalists and freelance reporters for ‘participating in unauthorized events’ in Belarus. He called for their immediate release.

Position of human rights organizations on the arrest and detention of Siarhei Satsuk

03.04.2020 Position of human rights organizations on the arrest and detention of Siarhei Satsuk

On March 25, Siarhei Satsuk, journalist and chief editor of the Internet daily “Ezhednevnik”, was arrested in Minsk. He was remanded in custody on March 26. On March 26 and 27, searches were carried out at Ezhednevnik’s office and in Satsuk’s apartment; office equipment and documents were seized.

Reporters Without Borders: 389 journalists currently in prison worldwide

17.12.2019 Reporters Without Borders: 389 journalists currently in prison worldwide

A total of 49 journalists were killed this year, 389 are currently in prison and 57 are being held hostage, according to the annual worldwide round-up of deadly violence and abusive treatment against journalists, released today by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Journalism remains a dangerous profession but the number of journalists killed this year is at its lowest in 16 years.

CPJ: Turkmenistan, Iran, Belarus Among World's 'Most Censored Countries'

11.09.2019 CPJ: Turkmenistan, Iran, Belarus Among World's 'Most Censored Countries'

In a new report, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) named Turkmenistan, Iran, and Belarus as being among the ten worst countries for press censorship.

Mass Media Situation in Belarus in 2018. Report by BAJ

13.06.2019 Mass Media Situation in Belarus in 2018. Report by BAJ

The Belarusian Association of Journalists has published an annual Monitoring Report 2018 on the situation in the field of media.

Ingush blogger Ismail Nalgiev faces expulsion from Belarus without trial

10.05.2019 Ingush blogger Ismail Nalgiev faces expulsion from Belarus without trial

The authorities have ordered the extra-judicial deportation of Russian critical blogger Ismail Nalgiev after his arrest in the Minsk airport on May 8, the Belarusian Association of Journalists said quoting Nalgiev’s lawyer.

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