Topic: Freedom of speech
9:10, — Freedom of speech
It is celebrated annually on May 3.
9:28, — Freedom of speech
Belarus provides troubling examples of a backslide on media freedom issues in Europe.
10:15, — Freedom of speech
The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media spoke at the seventh UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF), in Baku.
15:31, — Freedom of speech
The website of Belposhta, the Belarusian postal service operator, published a subscription catalogue for the first six months of 2013.
14:36, — Freedom of speech
The Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) nominated Andrzej Poczobut for the Zeit Foundation Prize.
13:06, — Freedom of speech
Wednesdays have become days for silent protests for Belarusians and also days of blocked access to VKontakte social network.
2:46, — Freedom of speech
The Prosecutor General of Belarus hopes to bring living abroad owners of Belarusian Internet resources to responsibility.
10:11, — Freedom of speech
The charter97.org website faced a massive DDoS attack at 9:00 am (Minsk time) today.
21:04, — Freedom of speech
Human rights activist Aleh Matskevich plans to go to court to find out why BeST mobile operator blocks access to pro-opposition websites.
13:30, — Freedom of speech
Editor-in-chief Iosif Syaredzich asked the judge to postpone trial because his lawyer Harry Pahanyaila had not returned from a business trip.
18:13, — Freedom of speech
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.
11:02, — Freedom of speech
The world journalist community made up a list of the most dangerous countries to practice journalism.
10:39, — Freedom of speech
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.
12:45, — Freedom of speech
The Law on Mass Media, adopted by the “house of representatives” in the first reading will make conditions of work of independent media harder.
11:58, — Freedom of speech
The Draft Law on Media threatens the activity of bank websites.
8:48, — Freedom of speech
“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.
14:59, — Freedom of speech
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”.
11:52, — Freedom of speech
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.
13:49, — Freedom of speech
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.
8:25, — Freedom of speech
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.
15:45, — Freedom of speech
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.”
9:13, — Freedom of speech
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.
10:07, — 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.
13:53, — Freedom of speech
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.
8:49, — Freedom of speech
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”.
12:37, — Freedom of speech
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.
13:41, — Freedom of speech
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.
12:56, — Freedom of speech
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.