News on the topic: journalists
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
03.05.2019 Human Rights Watch: Use Europe Games to Spur Media Freedom
Press Freedom Day Throws Spotlight on Need to Assure Safe Reporting
11.04.2019 OSCE Representative denounces search of Belsat
VIENNA, 10 April 2019 – The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, denounced the search conducted on 9 April in the editorial office of the Belsat TV channel in Minsk, Belarus. He called on the authorities to exercise restraint in bringing libel charges against media and journalists, and reiterated his call on the authorities to decriminalize defamation.
09.04.2019 Belsat TV office raided by police
Police officers have searched the Minsk-based office of the TV channel Belsat, Belarusian Association of Journalists said.
19.03.2019 Harlem Désir: We are concerned about fight against extremism
Mr. Harlem Désir, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, has met with members of the Belarusian Association of Journalists and representatives of independent media as part of his working visit to Minsk, BAJ press service said.
06.03.2019 OSCE representative hopes the verdict of Maryna Zolatava will be overturned
Harlem Desir twitted about the "BelTA case"
05.03.2019 Statement of the Belarusian Association of Journalists and Belarusian PEN Center on conviction of Maryna Zolatava
Belarusian Association of Journalists and Belarusian Pen Center released a joint statement regarding the conviction of Maryna Zolatava.
04.03.2019 TUT.BY chief editor Maryna Zolatava convicted and fined $3,825
The Zavadski District Court of Minsk announced the verdict to TUT.BY chief editor Maryna Zolatava accused of omission of an executive.
25.02.2019 Public prosecutor demands a fine of 1000 base values for Maryna Zolatava
Oral arguments took place today in the trial of Maryna Zolatava, TUT.BY chief editor.
19.02.2019 Maryna Zolatava gives testimony in court
The Zavadski District Court of Minsk continues the criminal trial of TUT.BY chief editor accused of omission of an executive. On February 19, the court questioned Maryna Zolatava as a defendant.