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Ongoing harassment of freelance journalists in Homieĺ

11.01.2016 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.

Freelance journalist in Homieĺ faces fresh charges for working without accreditation

05.01.2016 Freelance journalist in Homieĺ faces fresh charges for working without accreditation

On December 24, journalist Larysa Shchyrakova was charged with illegal manufacture of media products (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code) for the TV channel “Belsat”.

Freelance journalist complains to UN Human Rights Committee

07.12.2015 Freelance journalist complains to UN Human Rights Committee

Larysa Shchyrakova, a freelance journalist and representative of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) in Homieĺ, has complained to the UN Human Rights Committee about the violations of her right to receive and disseminate information (freedom of expression), and the right to defense in court (a fair trial).

BAJ issues report on media coverage of presidential election

29.10.2015 BAJ issues report on media coverage of presidential election

The report presents the findings of the monitoring of the 2015 presidential election coverage in the Belarusian state run and independent media.

28.10.2015 Freedom House: Belarus Has Most Non-Free Internet in Europe

The US non-governmental organisation Freedom House has published its annual report on Internet Freedom worldwide.

Statement of BAJ Denouncing Hacker Attack on Belapan Websites

06.10.2015 Statement of BAJ Denouncing Hacker Attack on Belapan Websites

The Belarusian Association of Journalists is concerned by the hacker attack on the websites of the independent news agency Belapan.com and Naviny.by.

BAJ releases second monitoring on media coverage of presidential election

24.09.2015 BAJ releases second monitoring on media coverage of presidential election

The monitoring summarises the findings of the second stage of the monitoring, i.e. between 1 September and 20 September, 2015. According to the schedule of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus, it was during this time span that the CEC finished checking the voters’ signatures endorsing potential presidential hopefuls; the candidates were formally registered and launched their campaigns.

Monitoring: The Coverage of the 2015 Presidential Election in the Belarusian Media

01.09.2015 Monitoring: The Coverage of the 2015 Presidential Election in the Belarusian Media

We present to your attention the following monitoring, prepared by the Belarusian Association of Journalists.

Salihorsk district newspaper criticizes observers for evaluation of process of creating district election commission

11.08.2015 Salihorsk district newspaper criticizes observers for evaluation of process of creating district election commission

The newspaper of Salihorsk District Executive Committee “Šachcior” violates the principle of electoral neutrality. The Executive Secretary of the edition Natallia Paulenka decided to struggle with the “unknown bold citizens” who “scribble articles in the Internt and try to misinform Salihorskers”.

 "Hazieta Slonimskaja" Faces Trial for Insulting the President

06.08.2015 "Hazieta Slonimskaja" Faces Trial for Insulting the President

According to article 23.33 of the Code of Adminstrative Offenses,the non-state newspaper can be fined for up to 500 basic amounts (90 million rubles).

Chief editor of independent newspaper to stand trial in Mahilioŭ

24.07.2015 Chief editor of independent newspaper to stand trial in Mahilioŭ

The trial of Ihar Barysau, editor-in-chief of an independent weekly called NAŠ Mahilioŭ, will take place in the Kastryčnicki District Court on July 29.

Freelance journalists Ales Dzianisau and Ales Kirkevich face fresh administrative charges

20.07.2015 Freelance journalists Ales Dzianisau and Ales Kirkevich face fresh administrative charges

The police department of Hrodna has opened a new administrative case against local freelance journalists Ales Dzianisau and Ales Kirkevich. Both are again accused of violating Article 22.9, Part 2 of the Administrative Code of Belarus (illegal production and dissemination of information).

Freelance journalist Dzmitry Lupach to be tried on July 23

17.07.2015 Freelance journalist Dzmitry Lupach to be tried on July 23

The trial of freelance journalist Dzmitry Lupach will be held at the Hlubokaye District Court.

Media space of Salihorsk district is quiet despite elections

15.07.2015 Media space of Salihorsk district is quiet despite elections

Salihorsk human rights activists speak of the pre-election lull in the media landscape of the region.

Chief editor of "NAŠ Mahilioŭ" to stand trial

14.07.2015 Chief editor of "NAŠ Mahilioŭ" to stand trial

The trial of Ihar Barysau will start at 9.30 a.m. on July 15 at Kastrychnitski District Court of Mahilioŭ.

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