Kanstantsin Zalatykh, Belorusy i Rynok director, transferred to Navapolatsk correctional facility

Kanstantsin Zalatykh, the ex-director of the Belorusy i Rynok newspaper, was sent to Navapolatsk Correctional Facility on July 21. This happened after the dismissal of his appeal by the Supreme Court.


Andrzej Poczobut awarded Jan Karski Mission Medal

Journalist Andrzej Poczobut, sentenced to 8 years in prison, has been awarded the Polish Jan Karski Mission Medal, reports Belsat.


Andrei Skurko, head of Nasha Niva's advertising and marketing department, released from prison

"What a happy day!" his wife Paulina wrote on Facebook today.


Journalist Andrzej Poczobut to spend next six months in SHU

The journalist and activist for the minority Polish community in Belarus will spend the fall and most of the winter in a secure housing unit.


Belarusian journalist denied new passport at Belarusian embassy in Germany

Currently, Iryna Makavetskaya, an ex-independent journalist from Homel, resides in Germany. She faced difficulties in acquiring a new passport from the Belarusian embassy. The embassy conveyed to her that the passport issuance is only possible in Belarus and not outside the country.


Pressball: “Financial hardships related to the closure of the website caused the failure of Lisichkin’s heart”

The Pressball newspaper published an obituary for their editor-in-chief, Siarhei Lisichkin, who passed away on August 11. He was 54 years of age.


Independent journalist Aliaksandr Ihnatsiuk arrested

Aliaksandr Ihnatsiuk, a freelance journalist and video blogger from Pinsk, was detained some time ago, the Brest office of Viasna HRC reports.


An IFEX Q&A with the Belarusian Association of Journalists: Defending press freedom is a marathon, not a sprint

As the country marks the third anniversary of manipulated elections that kept “Europe’s last dictator” in power – and the launch of a brutal crackdown – we spoke with BAJ about their ongoing global Solidarity Marathon on behalf of imprisoned journalists.


Human rights defender Leonid Sudalenko needs help

BySol announced a fundraiser to help a former political prisoner.


Narodnaya Volia chief editor announces resignation

This morning, Iosif Siaredzich, the editor-in-chief of one of the oldest independent newspapers, published a farewell letter on its Telegram channel. In the letter, he announces his resignation prompted by his age. The letter also states that he has transferred the site’s rights to another person and the online media will remain active.