Formerly imprisoned journalist Siarhei Hardzievich detained at border crossing

According to the Belarusian Association of Journalists' source, Siarhei Hardzievich was detained on September 14 at the Brest border checkpoint as he was returning to Belarus from Poland.


Rehijanalnaja Hazeta chief editor to be tried on September 27

Aliaksandr Mantsevich, Rehijanalnaja Hazeta’s chief editor, will be tried in Maladzechna. Judge Aliaksei Irshyn will preside over the case, reports the Viasna Human Rights Center. Mantsevich was arrested on March 15 after his house in Vileika was searched and has been in custody ever since. The journalist is charged with discrediting the state.

«Круглы стол», Вільня, верасень 2023 г. Фота: БАЖ 13.09.2023

Physical threats, disinformation, censorship. Six modern challenges for the media

Belarusian independent journalism has been in a troubled zone in recent years. Despite the difficulties, media professionals feel that things have become more stable, even with the profession’s repression and criminalization. During the roundtable discussion arranged by BAJ and the Mixer journalist organization (Poland), evaluations were made.


Free Word contest organizers name winners. PHOTOS

Today, on the International Day of Solidarity with Journalists, the winners of the Free Word, a major creative contest of independent journalists of Belarus, were announced. This year’s prize takers were received in Vilnius. The contest was held under the auspices of the European Federation of Journalists.


Postcards for Maryna: RSF launches global campaign action in support of jailed Belarusian journalist Maryna Zolatava

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching a new global action as part of its ongoing campaign for the release of jailed Belarusian journalist Maryna Zolatava. Supporters around the world are encouraged to send letters and cards in solidarity with Zolatava, to be delivered to the Belarusian embassies in several countries on 6 November, Zolatava’s 46th birthday.

Фото: 06.09.2023

Important news. Lukashenka ordered the Belarusian embassies to stop issuing passports. Another threat to colleagues

Belarusian authoritarian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka has ordered the country’s embassies to stop issuing passports to Belarusians living abroad. 

Анатоль Кляшчук. Фота з Facebook фатографа 05.09.2023

“Everything his camera captured turned into a masterpiece.” Renowned photographer Anatol Kliashchuk passes away

Anatol Kliashchuk was a well-known photographer for the Zviazda newspaper who took striking pictures. His nature photography is poetic and deeply moving. Kliashchuk worked as a photojournalist, photographer, and artist. Though he passed away recently, his memory lives on through his numerous films, videos, and books.



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The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Belarusian court’s sentencing of journalist Larysa Shchyrakova

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Belarusian court’s sentencing of journalist Larysa Shchyrakova to 3.5 years in prison for allegedly discrediting the country and facilitating extremism.


Court sentences Larysa Shchyrakova to 3.5 years in prison

On August 31, Homel Regional Court announced the sentence of former journalist and local historian Larysa Shchyrakova – 3.5 years in prison. Shchyrakova was accused of “discrediting the Republic of Belarus” and “promoting extremist activities”.