Nine Articles Extremist, Court Decides in John Silver Case

On August 25, the Central district court of Minsk heard the case of Eduard Palchys, editor of the website who has been jailed for over half a year now under charges of inciting hatred.


Andrei Bastunets Takes Part in Media Supervisory Council

BAJ chairperson Andrei Bastunets took part in a session of the Media Supervisory Council, a public body designed to handle media issues during electoral campaigning.

У тэлевыступе майка «За Беларусь без Лукашэнкі» пераўтварылася ў майку «За Беларусь» 18.08.2016

Slogan Censored with TV Caption

A candidate’s slogan was changed for the opposite with the help of a caption on the video recording of his speech; the candidate to Parliament appeared on local TV with the slogan “For Belarus without Lukashenko”.

Амбасада Турцыі адказала БАЖу: Журналісты не могуць быць вызваленыя ад крымінальнага пераследу і пакарання 12.08.2016

Turkey Pledges to Observe Human Rights Standards

Turkish Ambassador to Belarus, HE Kezban Nilvana Darama, replied to the appeal of Belarusian Association of Journalists calling to safeguard the rights of the press in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt in Turkey.


Chair of BAJ Included into Supervisory Council of CEC

The Central Electoral Commission decided to include Andrei Bastunets into the Supervisory Council tackling media issues concerning agitation before the parliamentary elections.


BAJ Backs International Urge to Respect Press Rights in Turkey

On August 1, the Board of BAJ appealed to H.E. Kezban Nilvana Darama, Turkish Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Belarus, urging to foster a culture in Turkey where press freedom is fully respected.

Officials Hide Information about Incident at Nuclear Plant Building Site 29.07.2016

Officials Hide Information about Incident at Nuclear Plant Building Site

During installation, the enclosure of the future reactor weighing 330 tons fell from the height of 2 – 4 meters. The incident at the construction site of the Belarusian nuclear power plant in Astravets (Hrodna region) might have happened on July 10, reports Belsat.

Тры базавых: Лоеўскі раённы суд аштрафаваў фрылансера Кастуся Жукоўскага за хуліганства 28.07.2016

Freelancer Found Guilty of Hooliganism

On July 28, the Loyeu district court, Homel region, heard the case of Kastus Zhukouski concerning his detention on June 21: three administrative reports were returned for completion to the police, and one charge upheld.