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Topic: Freedom of speech

27.11.2014

Freelance journalist called to police station

14:46, Freedom of speech

Freelance journalist called to police station

The journalist will receive a summons to a court for her cooperation with Radio Racyja.

26.09.2014

Journalist fined for working for independent media 4

9:38, Freedom of speech

Journalist fined for working for independent media

Judge Natallia Charapukha from Babruisk delivered a verdict in the case of independent journalist Maryna Malchanava.

24.09.2014

Radio Racyja journalist refused accreditation for seventh time

15:52, Freedom of speech

Radio Racyja journalist refused accreditation for seventh time

Independent journalists don't have opportunities to work in Belarus.

17.09.2014

Case for working without accreditation opened against independent journalist

16:08, Freedom of speech

Case for working without accreditation opened against independent journalist

Journalists continue to suffer harassment in Belarus despite a visit of an OSCE representative.

19.08.2014

Mahilou journalists stand accused in cooperating with foreign media 1

12:52, Freedom of speech

Mahilou journalists stand accused in cooperating with foreign media

KGB suspects Mahilou independent journalists Aliaksandr Burakou and Mikhail Arshinski in cooperating with foreign media without an accreditation.

18.08.2014

Amazon: We inform about Roskomnadzor's letters out of courtesy

15:28, Freedom of speech

Amazon: We inform about Roskomnadzor's letters out of courtesy

Charter97.org received a reply from Amazon hosting company over claims from Roskomnadzor.

Beltelecom continues blocking Charter'97. How to bypass blocked access  ? photos

12:37, Freedom of speech

Beltelecom continues blocking Charter'97. How to bypass blocked access

The state-owned telecommunications monopoly continues blocking our website. Here are instructions how to bypass the blocked access.

15.08.2014

Beltelecom refused to give reasons of blocking  ? 66

14:44, Freedom of speech

Beltelecom refused to give reasons of blocking

The administration of the national communications service provider decided to take refuge in silence.

8.08.2014

Charter'97 blocked in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan  ? photos 151

11:46, Freedom of speech

Charter'97 blocked in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan

Russia's backbone operator Rostelecom blocked access to our website yesterday.

4.08.2014

Roskomnadzor has new claims to Charter97  ? 35

15:15, Freedom of speech

Roskomnadzor has new claims to Charter97

The editorial office of charter97.org has received another notification about restricted access to an article at our website.

Roskomnadzor blocks article on Charter97  ? photos

11:21, Freedom of speech

Roskomnadzor blocks article on Charter97

A news article about the Siberian Republic was blocked.

24.07.2014

Support Charter'97 (Video)  ? 31

8:50, Freedom of speech

Support Charter'97 (Video)

We continue our work due to your support.

1.07.2014

Beltelecom clients unable to reach Ukrainian web-sites  ? photos 49

1:28, Freedom of speech

Beltelecom clients unable to reach Ukrainian web-sites

Belarus largest internet-provider does not allow its users to enter Ukrainian web-sites.

2.06.2014

Thanks for your support!  ? 36

13:02, Freedom of speech

Thanks for your support!

After our appeal for help came out, hundreds of our readers took up the call.

28.05.2014

Charter'97 site needs your support  ? 222

8:17, Freedom of speech

Charter'97 site needs your support

Stop being dummies.

27.05.2014

Independent newspaper receives warning for criticising ice hockey championship 5

12:46, Freedom of speech

Independent newspaper receives warning for criticising ice hockey championship

The Ministry of Information has issued a warning to the newspaper Svobodnye Novosti Plus.

12.03.2014

Journalist detained in Homel for talking to people 15

14:11, Freedom of speech

Journalist detained in Homel for talking to people

The police detained Anatoly Hatouchyts at the central railway station in Homel on March 12.

20.02.2014

Independent journalist got warned 4

8:11, Freedom of speech

Independent journalist got warned

Lida district prosecutors office warned a journalist Jury Dziashuk against violating the legislation on media.

3.05.2013

World Press Freedom Day marked today 7

9:10, Freedom of speech

World Press Freedom Day marked today

It is celebrated annually on May 3.

14.11.2012

IPI: Belarus - among the worst 2

9:28, Freedom of speech

IPI: Belarus - among the worst

Belarus provides troubling examples of a backslide on media freedom issues in Europe.

9.11.2012

Dunja Mijatović: Journalists safety is key challenge 1

10:15, Freedom of speech

Dunja Mijatović: Journalists safety is key challenge

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media spoke at the seventh UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF), in Baku.

31.10.2012

Independent newspapers not included in Belposhta subscription catalogue 8

15:31, Freedom of speech

Independent newspapers not included in Belposhta subscription catalogue

The website of Belposhta, the Belarusian postal service operator, published a subscription catalogue for the first six months of 2013.

19.10.2012

Andrzej Poczobut nominated for Zeit Prize

14:36, Freedom of speech

Andrzej Poczobut nominated for Zeit Prize

The Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) nominated Andrzej Poczobut for the Zeit Foundation Prize.

27.07.2011

VKontakte has day off on Wednesday 62

13:06, Freedom of speech

VKontakte has day off on Wednesday

Wednesdays have become days for silent protests for Belarusians and also days of blocked access to VKontakte social network.

27.06.2011

Mr Vasilevich, do you mean us?  ? 86

2:46, Freedom of speech

Mr Vasilevich, do you mean us?

The Prosecutor General of Belarus hopes to bring living abroad owners of Belarusian Internet resources to responsibility.

6.06.2011

Yet another DDoS attack on Charter97 website  ? 92

10:11, Freedom of speech

Yet another DDoS attack on Charter97 website

The charter97.org website faced a massive DDoS attack at 9:00 am (Minsk time) today.

2.06.2011

Lawsuit against Life:) for blocking pro-opposition websites  ? 123

21:04, Freedom of speech

Lawsuit against Life:) for blocking pro-opposition websites

Human rights activist Aleh Matskevich plans to go to court to find out why BeST mobile operator blocks access to pro-opposition websites.

13.05.2011

Trial over Narodnaya Volya postponed 3

13:30, Freedom of speech

Trial over Narodnaya Volya postponed

Editor-in-chief Iosif Syaredzich asked the judge to postpone trial because his lawyer Harry Pahanyaila had not returned from a business trip.

5.04.2011

Dunja Mijatović: Belarus flagrantly violates OSCE commitments 6

18:13, Freedom of speech

Dunja Mijatović: Belarus flagrantly violates OSCE commitments

Dunja Mijatović, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, is concerned about the pressure the Belarusian authorities are exerting on domestic and foreign journalists.

4.02.2009

Belarus among the most dangerous countries for journalists 6

11:02, Freedom of speech

Belarus among the most dangerous countries for journalists

The world journalist community made up a list of the most dangerous countries to practice journalism.

8.07.2008

Reporters without Borders call upon Lukashenka to reject new draft law on mass media  ? 6

10:39, Freedom of speech

Reporters without Borders call upon Lukashenka to reject new draft law on mass media

The international organisation Reporters Without Borders ahs once again expressed its concern related to adoption of the new law On Mass Media in Belarus, which is to be signed into law by Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

23.06.2008

New law on media is far harsher than previous one (comparison table)  ? 5

12:45, Freedom of speech

New law on media is far harsher than previous one (comparison table)

The Law on Mass Media, adopted by the house of representatives in the first reading will make conditions of work of independent media harder.

20.06.2008

Banks ready to close down their websites 7

11:58, Freedom of speech

Banks ready to close down their websites

The Draft Law on Media threatens the activity of bank websites.

18.06.2008

Zhanna Litvina: Official Minsk quells all attempts to establish dialog with Europe  ? 8

8:48, Freedom of speech

Zhanna Litvina: Official Minsk quells all attempts to establish dialog with Europe

If this regressive draft law is adopted, the official Minsk will quell all attempts to establish a dialog with the European institutions, Zhanna Litvina, head of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), said commenting on the adoption the Law on Media by the house of representatives in the first reading.

17.06.2008

MPs adopted Draft Law on Media in first reading  ? 29

14:59, Freedom of speech

MPs adopted Draft Law on Media in first reading

The Draft Law on Media allows for registration of Internet resources, moreover, Belarusian Internet will be regulated not by laws, but by regulations of the Council of Ministers. At present, there are practically no independent printed editions in Belarus. Radio and TV are controlled by the authorities. The Internet has been the only source of alternative information. The law passed by vote of 93-1 in the parliament.

Belarusian Association of Journalists not allowed to reading of Law on Media

11:52, Freedom of speech

Belarusian Association of Journalists not allowed to reading of Law on Media

The Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) has repeatedly addressed the parliament with a request to allow the experts of the association to be present at the session of the working group and standing committee during the discussion of the Law on Media.

16.06.2008

Belarus claims bottom place in rating of freedom of press 1

13:49, Freedom of speech

Belarus claims bottom place in rating of freedom of press

Adopting of a new law on media in Belarus will lead to lower position of Belarus in the press freedom ranking of the Freedom of the Press human rights organisation. It is ranked 188 out of 195 countries in this list now.

The most popular websites to be blocked for Belarusians  ? 12

8:25, Freedom of speech

The most popular websites to be blocked for Belarusians

In case a new law on mass media will be adopted, the regime would be able to block all websites which are not registered in Belarus as mass media.

13.06.2008

Authorities to eliminate independent media 18

15:45, Freedom of speech

Authorities to eliminate independent media

In case the law on media is adopted as it is currently drafted, independent media will get irreparable blow, which will make it difficult for them to survive and lead to eliminating of independent media in the country. Lawyers from the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) have come to this conclusion, having analysed the draft law on media, introduced for the first reading in the lower chamber of the Belarusian parliament.

Zhanna Litvina: independent media policy of the authorities remains extremely tough 5

9:13, Freedom of speech

Zhanna Litvina: independent media policy of the authorities remains extremely tough

A new law on media, which is likely to be adopted by the house of representatives in the nearest time, will make life of journalists more complicated. It was said by the heads of the Belarusian Association of Belarus (BAJ) on Thursday.

12.06.2008

Reporters Without Borders reminded Rusakevich about freedom of speech

10:07, Freedom of speech

Reporters Without Borders reminded Rusakevich about freedom of speech

Reporters Without Borders has written to the Belarusian ministers of information and communication condemning the comments about online regulation that deputy information minister Liliya Ananich made during a round table organised by the magazine Belaruskaya Dumka on 2 June.

11.06.2008

Law on Mass Media to be considered on June 17

13:53, Freedom of speech

Law on Mass Media to be considered on June 17

The draft law On Mass Media does not contain any fundamental changes in this sphere and it will be considered by the deputies of the chamber of representatives on June 17.

Mikhail Pastukhou: Law on Mass media debated at request of Presidential Administration

8:49, Freedom of speech

Mikhail Pastukhou: Law on Mass media debated at request of Presidential Administration

Mikhail Pastukhou, the head of the Mass Media Legal Protection Center under auspices of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, expresses concern over the sudden consideration of amendments to the Law on Mass Media at the current session of the chamber of representatives.

1.04.2008

Authorities censoring literature  ? 16

12:37, Freedom of speech

Authorities censoring literature

The Ministries of Information, Culture and Education must coordinate their actions on selling socially important literature at the Belarusian market. This instruction was given today by Belarusian prime minister Syarhei Sidorski at the session of the Council of Ministers of Belarus.

31.03.2008

Poland reduces financing of Belsat 12

13:41, Freedom of speech

Poland reduces financing of Belsat

Radoslaw Sikorski, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, said on Friday he would paid Belsat for seized by Belarusian militia equipment. His gesture was traversed by media. But at the same time it became known about a strange decision to reduce financing of the TV channel Belsat.

24.03.2008

Nobody sees Belsat 44

12:56, Freedom of speech

Nobody sees Belsat

Emergence of a satellite TV channel independent from the regime was long-awaited in Belarus. And not long ago Poles managed to create and launch such a channel. However, just a few people in Belarus saw it. Gradually people get nervous and start writing worried letters.



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