Journalist Andrzej Poczobut, sentenced to 8 years in prison, has been awarded the Polish Jan Karski Mission Medal, reports Belsat.
"What a happy day!" his wife Paulina wrote on Facebook today.
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.
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.
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.
BySol announced a fundraiser to help a former political prisoner.
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.
Recently, Belarusian authorities labelled this site's content as extremist.