News on the topic: mass media
30.11.2021 Journalist Iryna Slaunikava is a political prisoner
Joint statement by the human rights organizations of Belarus
19.11.2021 BelaPAN chief editor and ex-director face up to 7 years in prison on “extremism” charges
BelaPAN editor-in-chief Iryna Leushyna and ex-director Dzmitry Navazhylau were charged with “creating an extremist formation”
18.11.2021 BAJ demands to stop using anti-extremist legislation to restrict freedom of speech
On 1 November 2021, Belarusian KGB recognized the BelaPAN news agency as an extremist formation, and on November 3, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus announced the same status of the Belsat TV channel.
19.08.2021 Human rights defenders call to release BelaPAN employees
Statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community
08.07.2021 Access to media websites blocked, searches and detentions of journalists ongoing throughout Belarus
The website of Nasha Niva newspaper was blocked on July 8. Searches were conducted in the apartment of its editor-in-chief Yahor Martsinovich and in the office of the newspaper, the accounting office and the home of the editor Andrei Skurko.
25.05.2021 TUT.BY employees are political prisoners
Joint statement by Belarusian human rights organizations
20.05.2021 OSCE PA human rights leaders decry harassment of Belarusian independent media
In response to the developments, Kyriakos Hadjiyianni (Cyprus), Michael Georg Link (Germany) and Kari Henriksen (Norway) issued a joint statement.
18.05.2021 Amnesty International: Blocking leading online media outlet is a brazen attack on freedom of expression
The blocking of the TUT.by website is a full-scale assault on the right to freedom of expression and media freedom in Belarus, and leaves a gaping wound in the country’s access to independent sources of information.
18.05.2021 Stop attack on TUT.BY and other media resources
Statement by the Belarusian Association of Journalists
18.02.2021 Belsat TV journalists sentenced to 2 years in prison
Katsiaryna Bakhvalava (Andreyeva) and Darya Chultsova, journalists working with the Belsat TV channel, were sentenced to 2 years’ imprisonment in a general-security penitentiary each, after Judhe Natallia Buhuk of the Frunzienski District Court of Minsk found them today guilty of involvement in “group actions gravely breaching public order” (Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code).
31.12.2020 Press Club leaders charged in ‘tax evasion’ case
Yuliya Slutskaya, founder of Press Club Belarus, was formally charged under Part 2 of Article 243 (tax evasion on an especially large scale), euroradio.fm said. She will remain in custody until at least February 22.
08.12.2020 Belarus Escalates Crackdown on Independent Journalism
Online News Outlet TUT.BY Stripped of Media Credentials
25.11.2020 HRDs call to release journalists held on criminal charges
Joint statement by Belarusian human rights organizations on the criminal cases of journalists Katsiaryna Barysevich, Katsiaryna Andreyeva and Darya Chultsova
21.11.2020 BAJ demands immediate release of TUT.BY reporter Katsiaryna Barysevich
The Belarusian Association of Journalists believes that instead of looking for the real perpetrators of the murder, the investigators persecute those who are trying to find out the truth about the circumstances of Raman Bandarenka's death.
12.10.2020 Stop pressure on the press!
Statement by Belarusian Association of Journalists, Press Club, and United Media Association