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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.

Human Rights Watch: Use Europe Games to Spur Media Freedom

03.05.2019 Human Rights Watch: Use Europe Games to Spur Media Freedom

Press Freedom Day Throws Spotlight on Need to Assure Safe Reporting

OSCE Representative denounces search of Belsat

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.

Belsat TV office raided by police

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.

Harlem Désir: We are concerned about fight against extremism

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.

OSCE representative hopes the verdict of Maryna Zolatava will be overturned

06.03.2019 OSCE representative hopes the verdict of Maryna Zolatava will be overturned

Harlem Desir twitted about the "BelTA case"

Statement of the Belarusian Association of Journalists and Belarusian PEN Center on conviction of Maryna Zolatava

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.

TUT.BY chief editor Maryna Zolatava convicted and fined $3,825

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.

Public prosecutor demands a fine of 1000 base values for Maryna Zolatava

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.

Maryna Zolatava gives testimony in court

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.

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