Reporters need helmets, body armor, and psychological support. What challenges do media in Israel face?

Israel encountered multiple media challenges after the ruthless assault by Hamas militants. On the one hand, journalists are trying to figure out the reason behind the intelligence and special services breakdown and the government’s accountability. On the other hand, they dispel fakes and reconstruct the chronology of terrible events bit by bit. BAJ interviewed Anat Saragusti from the Israeli Union of Journalists, who was a correspondent in the Gaza Strip for many years. We discussed how the media responds to public demands and their reactions.


Andrei Aliaksandrau's poem recited in English: Solidarity action marks 1000 days of journalist's imprisonment

Although the Belarusian government tries to suppress information about political prisoners, the attempts are unsuccessful. Andrei Aliaksandrau has not been forgotten despite being isolated from the external world. On the thousandth day of the media manager's imprisonment, Index on Censorship launched an inspiring solidarity campaign.


"Independent media is experiencing a business model collapse, and society is subjecting itself to self-censorship." Highlights from the Freedom House report

Internet freedom in Belarus deteriorated further during the coverage period. The government intensified its suppression of online critical voices, blocking of independent media outlets and information sources, and use of legislation to criminalize online materials produced by what it deemed to be “extremist” or “terrorist” groups. Although virtually all nonstate media outlets are now operating from exile, they continue to disseminate content via social media and messaging applications.


Andrei Tolchyn moved to pre-trial detention

Homel Viasna human rights activists report that he was transferred to Homel pre-trial detention center №3.


Larysa Shchyrakova transferred to Homel women’s correctional facility

The transfer did not take a long time, as she was previously held at Homel pre-trial detention center.


Homel videographer Andrei Tolchyn detained for 72 hours

This is reported by the Homel chapter of Viasna.

Сціў Кэнан 26.09.2023

Australian TV journalist joins Solidarity Marathon in support of Andrzej Poczobut

The marathon in solidarity with imprisoned journalists continues. This time the campaign initiated by BAJ was supported by Australian journalist Steve Cannаnе, who now lives in London. He heads the European bureau of the ABC television network.


Vyachaslau Lazarau has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison, while his wife, Tatsiana Pytsko, has received a three-year sentence

Vyachaslau Lazarau, a freelance videographer from Vitsebsk, has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison, while his wife, Tatsiana Pytsko, has received a three-year sentence.

Фота: «Радыё Ўнэт» 21.09.2023

Belarusian propagandist attempts to infiltrate democratic milieux in Vilnius and Warsaw

Herman Napolski regularly attends press conferences and official events and is familiar to Belarusian journalists.


Formerly imprisoned journalist Siarhei Hardzievich detained at border crossing

According to the Belarusian Association of Journalists' source, Siarhei Hardzievich was detained on September 14 at the Brest border checkpoint as he was returning to Belarus from Poland.