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.


Printing House Forced to Destroy Book by Vital Silitski

  The post-mortem edition of the book by political scientist Vital Silitski “Long road from tyranny: post-Communist authoritarianism and fighting for democracy in Serbia and Belarus” was published by magazine ARCHE in October 2015.


Belarusian Customs Office Seize“Extremist” Products from Ukrainian Journalists

  The information appeared on Facebook page of Alexander Doniy: he and four his colleagues were going to Vilnius via Belarus with the cultural program Last Barricade which is broadcast on the Ukrainian Central channel.


Mass Media Week in Belarus. Info-posting October 26 – November 8, 2015

The UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus Miklós Haraszti presented the report on freedom of expression in Belarus to the UN General Assembly. Independence of the media in Belarus is impossible because of the permit-based nature of registration and arbitrary rules for withdrawal of licenses, says the report. The main conclusions of the report are as follows: there is no pluralism of mass media; Belarus is the only country in Europe without private all-national broadcasters; the government is a direct regulator for all types of mass media; critical expression and investigations are obstructed through criminalization of contents regarded as “harmful for the state”, with the help of the articles on criminal defamation and insult of public officials, in particular, of the president.


Stand Up For Online Freedom

On November 5, BAJ held an online conference on questions of regulating ByNet.


Analytical review of the human rights situation in Belarus. July – September 2015

This analytical report is the result of cooperation between the Belarusian human rights organizations: Belarusian Helsinki Committee (RHRPA “BHC”), The Belarusian Association of Journalists (PA “BAJ”), The Assembly Of Pro-Democratic NGOs of Belarus, Legal Transformation Center, Human Rights Center “Viasna”, Committee “Salidarnasc”.


KGB Reveals Criminal Surveillance Group

  On October 29, the KGB published the press release that a special operation had been held to detain a group of people who eavesdropped on businessmen, politicians, journalists of state-run and independent media for three years.


Belarusian Movie after Alexander Feduta Book Wins Award at Szczecin European Film Festival

"Amerykanka. All included", the film by Viktar Korzun, written after the book by Alexander Feduta "American Poems", was awarded as the best documentary at the Polish festival of European Cinema in Szczecin.