News for 19 Aug 2010
19.08.2010 Publisher of “Bojki Kletsk” asks for political asylum in Poland
An activist of “For Freedom” movement from Kletsk, 58-year-old Syarhei Panamarou, has asked for political asylum in Poland.
A criminal process against him is scheduled for August 23, and the man was to give a written undertaking not to leave the place before the court.
19.08.2010 “Reporters without borders” go to bat for Belarusian oppositional newspapers
The new law on mass media gives the authorities a possibility to tighten control on the press.
As BelaPAN informs, the international human rights organization “Reporters without Borders” has condemned stepping up pressure on mass media in Belarus in the run-up to the presidential elections.