Dear colleagues, dear international journalists who are in Belarus now to cover presidential elections! Press Club Belarus organizes a meeting in Minsk with presidential candidates, experts, and Belarusian journalists who would help you to understand political and economic situation in Belarus.
The Belarusian Association of Journalists is concerned by the hacker attack on the websites of the independent news agency Belapan.com and Naviny.by.
The websites of BelaPAN news agency have been under DDoS attack since the weekend.
Several of the violations registered by the Monitoring group of BAJ directly or indirectly related to the electoral campaign.
Situation in Belarusian Mass Media Field in July – September 2015 (review). Main events in Mass Media Field in July – September 2015. Statistics, indexes, rating lists.
Chairperson of BAJ Andrei Bastunets and head of the monitoring group of BAJ at the elections Ales Antsipenka are telling their views of what is going on in the media at the electoral campaign.
Henadz Davydzka, chairperson of the Belarusian TV and Radio Company, has started work as a proxy for Aliaksandr Lukashenka as a presidential candidate since September 10. However, on September 11 he anchored the program Editors’ Club on TV (broadcast September 13), which is a violation of law, as journalists and media officials are prohibited to report on electoral campaign in the media and are prohibited to host TV and radio programs if they are candidates’ agents.
The ADAMI Media Prize aims to increase media interest in the promotion of cultural diversity and to encourage networking amongst programme managers and filmmakers in Eastern Europe.
On September 16, the Belarusian Association of Journalists celebrates its 20th annivesary.