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Journalist Iryna Slaunikava is a political prisoner

30.11.2021 Journalist Iryna Slaunikava is a political prisoner

Joint statement by the human rights organizations of Belarus

BelaPAN chief editor and ex-director face up to 7 years in prison on “extremism” charges

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”

BAJ demands to stop using anti-extremist legislation to restrict freedom of speech

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.

Human rights defenders call to release BelaPAN employees

19.08.2021 Human rights defenders call to release BelaPAN employees

Statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

Access to media websites blocked, searches and detentions of journalists ongoing throughout Belarus

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.

TUT.BY employees are political prisoners

25.05.2021 TUT.BY employees are political prisoners

Joint statement by Belarusian human rights organizations

OSCE PA human rights leaders decry harassment of Belarusian independent media

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.

Amnesty International: Blocking leading online media outlet is a brazen attack on freedom of expression

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.

Stop attack on TUT.BY and other media resources

18.05.2021 Stop attack on TUT.BY and other media resources

Statement by the Belarusian Association of Journalists

Belsat TV journalists sentenced to 2 years in prison

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).

Press Club leaders charged in ‘tax evasion’ case

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.

Belarus Escalates Crackdown on Independent Journalism

08.12.2020 Belarus Escalates Crackdown on Independent Journalism

Online News Outlet TUT.BY Stripped of Media Credentials

HRDs call to release journalists held on criminal charges

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

BAJ demands immediate release of TUT.BY reporter Katsiaryna Barysevich

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.

Stop pressure on the press!

12.10.2020 Stop pressure on the press!

Statement by Belarusian Association of Journalists, Press Club, and United Media Association

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