• Actual
  • Law and the media
  • Helpful
  • Work areas and campaigns
  • Reviews and monitoring
  • Belarusian Radio Racyja declared “extremist formation”

    The Belarusian KGB took the decision on January 16 and announced it a week later, thus adding the radio station to the List of Organizations, Formations, and Individual Entrepreneurs Engaged in Extremist Activities.

    The deci­sion affects the inde­pen­dent radio web­site and its affil­i­at­ed social media pages. The rul­ing also men­tions Pol­ish cit­i­zen Yauhen Vapa and Belaru­sian Yauhen Val­oshyn, whom the agency believes to be asso­ci­at­ed with the activ­i­ties of this media out­let.

    The edi­to­r­i­al office of Belaru­sian Radio Racy­ja is locat­ed in Bia­lystok, Poland. The radio broad­casts pro­grams in the Belaru­sian lan­guage, which can be accessed through the web­site or lis­tened to in FM for­mat in the Bia­lystok, Hrod­na, and Brest regions. The radio sta­tion cov­ers some 2.5 mln peo­ple who reside on the ter­ri­to­ry along the Pol­ish-Belaru­sian bor­der.

    The radio sta­tion pro­vides a diverse pro­gram that includes author’s shows cov­er­ing social, cul­tur­al, eco­nom­ic, and polit­i­cal issues, sports, his­to­ry, and human rights.


    Read more:

    Prosecutor General’s Office opens six criminal cases against Siarhei Dubavets, an RFE/RL employee

    “Belarusian media funding is declining, while competition from Russian media is on the rise.” Is there a solution?

    Sviatlana Lupach, convicted daughter of independent journalist Dzmitry Lupach, listed as extremist

    The most important news and materials in our Telegram channel — subscribe!
    Most read
    Every day send to your mailbox: actual offers (grants, vacancies, competitions, scholarships), announcements of events (lectures, performances, presentations, press conferences) and good content.


    * indicates required

    By subscribing to the newsletter, you agree to the Privacy Policy