Solidarity action at Tutaka Festival: Tsikhanouskaya, Latushka, Ivulin, and others support imprisoned journalists
During the Tutaka Festival, which took place in Podlasie (Poland), the marathon of solidarity with imprisoned journalists, initiated by the BAJ, continued. Politicians, singers, and other famous Belarusians supported our colleagues who are now behind bars.
According to BAJ, only representatives of RFE/RL Belarus and Belsat TV were accredited to the NATO summit in Vilnius.
Iryna Slaunikava, who was sentenced to five years in prison for allegedly "creating an extremist formation," turned 53 on July 12.
The representative of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, Volha Khvoin, took part in an event held during the 53rd session of the UN Human Rights Council titled “Freedom of Opinion and Expression in Belarus is in Question”.
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"A parody of justice". Foreign human rights defenders commented on the harsh sentence of the Belarusian journalist
In response to a Belarusian court sentencing journalist Pavel Padabed to four years in prison on Friday, June 30, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement.
The journalist and cameraman Pavel Padabed was sentenced to 4 years in prison, as requested by the prosecution. The sentence was pronounced today by the Minsk City Court, reports BAJ.
“We will continue until the repression stops. International Press Institute Launches Twitter Project on Belarus
The International Press Institute (IPI) has launched a weekly review of violations of the rights of Belarusian journalists and media on Twitter. It has already provoked a predictable reaction: foreign readers are impressed by the repression in Belarus.
“Turkmenization is underway in Belarus.” Experts comment on situation with independent journalism in Belarus based on new BAJ and JFJ report
Since the suppression of the 2020 protests, the number of attacks on journalists and the media has declined, but the nature of the attacks has become more violent. In 2021 and 2022, the total number of reported cases was 1,432, compared with 1,558 in 2020, according to a report presented in London by BAJ and the Justice for Journalists Foundation. Download the report in English