Reporters Without Borders


More and more freelance journalists are being prosecuted

Since 2009, journalists working for media based abroad are supposed to be accredited with the foreign ministry but the ministry systematically (...)

Published on 18 November 2014 Read


Blogger’s son sentenced to three years of confinement

Reporters Without Borders condemns the three-year confinement sentence that the authorities in Babruysk (160 km east of Minsk) imposed on (...)

Published on 24 July 2014 Read


Local paper ordered to vacate office for fire code violation

Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the way the Belarusian authorities harass outspoken news outlets using regulations unrelated to (...)

Published on 23 December 2013 Read


Law on “extremism” criminalizes independent journalism

Reporters Without Borders is concerned about recent legislation’s impact on freedom of information in Belarus. A law on “combatting extremism” that (...)

Published on 14 November 2013 Read


Authorities jail two independent journalists again

Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate and unconditional release of independent journalists Dzmitry Halko (Дмитрий Галко) and Alyaksandr (...)

Published on 10 May 2013 Read


Authorities try to suppress coverage of anti-nuke demos

Update: Henadz Barbarych and Alyaksandr Yarashevich were sentenced today to three days in prison. As the time they had spent in pre-trial (...)

Published on 29 April 2013 Read


"Belarus Press Photo 2011" ruled "extremist": Triumph of censorship... and absurdity

The district court of Oshmyany in the Hrodna region of western Belarus has ordered the destruction of copies of a book ruled “extremist” – a (...)

Published on 18 April 2013 Read


Monthly hopes to resume publishing after investigators unfreeze account

Reporters Without Borders hails the Financial Investigation Department’s 25 March decision to unblock the independent monthly Arche-Pachatak’s (...)

Published on 27 March 2013 Read

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