Sviatlana Alexievich Presents Her First Dictaphone to Nobel Museum

On December 6, Sviatlana Alexievich visited the Nobel Museum in Stockholm. She presented her first voice recording machine to the Nobel Museum as a gift, wrote on Facebook Stefan Ericsson, who acts as a spokesperson for the writer while she is in Sweden.


Belarusian TV Channels Won’t Broadcast the Nobel Prize Ceremony

The Belarusian TV and Radio Company, and main Belarusian TV channels ONT and STV are not planning to broadcast the Nobel Award Ceremony where the Belarusian writer Sviatlana Alexievich will receive the Nobel Prize in literature.


Photo Project: About the War, Against the War

"Commemorative Picture" - this is the title for the photo project about soldiers fighting in Eastern Ukraine, made by photo journalist, BAJ member Alexander Vasiukovich.


EFJ Appeals to Lukashenka to Introduce Freelance Journalists into Law

On November 26, the head of the European Federation of Journalists Mogens Blicher Bjerregård sent a letter to Alexander Lukashenka asking to introduce the definion of freelance journalists into the media law of Belarus.


Ministry of Information Blocks 40 Websites, 11 of them Extremist

In 2015, the Ministry of Information restricted access to 40 websites, says Lilija Ananič in the reply to BAJ request sent on November 5.


Two Books by Pazniak Claimed to Be Extremist

The expert commission of the Brest region held an assessment of three books authored by Zianon Pazniak and claimed that two of them contained signs of extremism; the commission applied to the Maskouski district court of Brest to recognize the books extremist and to ban them.

Міліцыя правярае пасведчанні ў журналістаў. Фота "Радыё Свабода" 25.11.2015

Journalists Accused of Participation in an Unsanctioned Protest Action (Upd)

  On the evening November 24, the police drew up administrative reports against some journalists who covered an action of protest in Minsk.


Freelance Journalists in Homel Complain to Prosecutor General

  Natallia Kryvashei, Larysa Shchyrakova and Kastus Zhukouski are trying to appeal against the fines imposed on them according to art. 22.9 of the Administrative Code for cooperation with Belsat TV channel.



Brief background information about the Presidential Election-2015 in Belarus. Situation in Mass Media Field on the Eve of Presidential Election-2015 (Background of Election Campaign). Observation of Journalist and Media Rights during the Presidential Election Campaign.