Commissioned by the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media and prepared by Dr. Elena Sherstoboeva and Valentina Pavlenko, School of Communications, Media and Design at National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation.
Freelancer Kastus Zhukouski and his colleague were detained in Loyeu when they were making a report about the local brick factory.
On the evening of June 13, two activists of anarchy movement were detained in Minsk, reported the Human Rights Center Viasna. According to preliminary information, they are suspected of having thrown red paint at the doors of the Belarusian TV and Radio Company.
On June 9, the Supreme Court held the preliminary hearing into the case filed by blogger Anton Motolko against the Belarusian TV and Radio Company. The blogger accuses the state-run TV channel that it had used his photos of polar shining without the author’s consent.
The Investigative Committee published some details of the case of John Silver (Eduard Palchys) who has been extradited from Russia and is prosecuted for inciting hatred.
Minsk, 7 June. The founder of Belarusian pro-opposition website 1863x.com has been extradited from Russia to Belarus, a spokesperson for the Belarusian Prosecutor General's Office told BelaPAN on Tuesday.
On June 3, the Minsk City Court heard the cassation appeal of 79-year old Aliaksandr Lapitski who had been found guilty of insulting public officials and sentenced to psychiatric treatment.
“Minsk is changing a lot, and there is a drastic difference between the capital and the province” this is how Agnieszka Romaszewska-Guzy formulated her fresh impressions from Belarus. It is the second time in the decade that Mrs Romaszewska visits Belarus: after she was deported in 2005, for ten years she had been denied a visa to Belarus. On May 31, the Press Club Belarus held a public meeting with Belsat director, after she made a trip to the north of the country and before another trip to southern regions. She told about nowadays Belsat, their expectations, and answered the questions of the public.
Common position of Belarusian human rights defenders ahead of the next round of the EU-Belarus human rights dialogue
Belarusian human rights organizations welcome the continuation of the EU-Belarus human rights dialogue. On the eve of its next round, we call on the parties to keep the issues of human rights high on the agenda in building relationships between the European Union and Belarus and announce our common position on human rights in Belarus.
Internet Governance Forums are taking place all over the wold, under the auspices of the UN. On May 17, IGF was held for the first time in Minsk. The aim of the forum is to enhance partnership of the state, businesses and civil society in solving key issues affecting development of the web.