Прэзідэнт ЕФЖ: “Ён проста рабіў сваю працу, каб асвятляць злоўжыванне ўладаў” 28.01.2016

Belarus detains and fines journalist for filming police attacking protesters

Paul Dabravolski, a reporter working for the Belarusian news website TUT.BY was arrested and given a fine of 9.450.000 Belarusian rubles (420 EUR) for filming police beating two protesters during a court hearing on a graffiti case on 25 January. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) have today condemned the arrest and urged the authority to withdraw all charges against Dabravolski.


OSCE Representative condemns police violence against journalist in Belarus and reiterates call on authorities to stop persecuting members of media

VIENNA, 27 January 2016 – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today condemned an attack against a journalist by police officers in Belarus, and called on the authorities to ensure journalists’ safety.


BAJ Demands Criminal Investigation into the Fact of Beating a Journalist

On January 26, the Board of BAJ made a statement concerning yesterday’s beating of Pavel Dabravolski, journalist of, in the building of Frunzenski district court of Minsk.

Павел Добровольский возле РУВД Фрунзенского РУВД Минска, где он написал заявление. Фото: Вадим Замировский, TUT.BY 25.01.2016

Journalist Beaten in Court Building

Journalist Pavel Dabravolski was covering a scandalous graffiti case when he was detained, beaten and fined.

Aliaksandr Alesin 25.01.2016

KGB Suspends Criminal Case against Alesin

The Committee for State Security (KGB) informed Aliaksandr Alesin last week, the prosecution against the journalist had been suspended.


E-NEWSLETTER: MASS MEDIA IN BELARUS Bulletin #5(45) (October – December 2015)

“Changes in Belarus always follow ‘one step forward – two steps backwards’ principle… We don’t need cosmetic changes. We need systemic reforms of Belarusian media legislation…”, – Mikhail Yanchuk, Deputy Chairperson, Belarusian Association of Journalists.

"Белтелеком" озвучил статистику интернет-трафика в Беларуси 21.01.2016

Russian Content Cedes Positions in Belarus

According to Beltelecom data, foreign websites make 95 per cent of online traffic in Belarus.


Freelancer in Homel Gets the Second Fine in a Month

On January 20, the court of Karma district (Homel region) fined freelancer Kastus Zhukouski for 30 basic amounts.


Freelancer Fined in Homel

The Judge of Kalinkavichy district court Liudmila Savastijanava found freelancer Kastus Zhukouski guilty of violating article 22.9 of the Code of Administrative Violations, and fined him for 35 b.a. (7 mln 350 thousand BR, or around 330 euro).


Andrei Bastunets: Press freedom has never been easy in Belarus

Mapping Media Freedom correspondent Volha Siakhovich spoke to Andrei Bastunets, chairpersion of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, about the state of press freedom in Belarus.