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Topic: Freedom of speech

2.03.2015

Ministry of Information attacks independent newspapers 9

13:36, Freedom of speech

Ministry of Information attacks independent newspapers

The Ministry of Information issued warnings to three independent regional newspapers.

24.02.2015

Biaroza journalist: Authorities smooth out media before elections 6

13:39, Freedom of speech

Biaroza journalist: Authorities smooth out media before elections

Freelance journalist Tamara Shchapetkina was summoned to police to get acquainted with the protocol for work with foreign mass media without accreditation.

12.02.2015

Belarusian Ministry of Information hunts websites 4

11:22, Freedom of speech

Belarusian Ministry of Information hunts websites

The Ministry of Information send out letters to other ministries asking them to report about the websites that violate the mass media legislation.

28.01.2015

Freedom House: Belarus is worst of the worst in freedom rating 13

12:21, Freedom of speech

Freedom House: Belarus is worst of the worst in freedom rating

Belarus is ranked in line with Sudan and China.

23.01.2015

Svyatlana Kalinkina: We got on hook in run-up to elections 10

17:41, Freedom of speech

Svyatlana Kalinkina: We got on hook in run-up to elections

The Supreme Court of Belarus upheld the official warning of the Information Ministry to Narodnaya Volya newspaper.

Supreme Court upholds warning to Narodnaya Volia 3

16:07, Freedom of speech

Supreme Court upholds warning to Narodnaya Volia

The newspaper can be closed at any moment.

22.01.2015

Information Ministry limited access to two news websites  ? 52

16:35, Freedom of speech

Information Ministry limited access to two news websites

The Information Ministry refused to say which websites are meant.

13.01.2015

Narodnaya Volya is at law with Information Ministry over Kalinkinas article 14

19:21, Freedom of speech

Narodnaya Volya is at law with Information Ministry over Kalinkinas article

On January 14 the preliminary court hearing in the case opened by Narodnaya Volya newspaper against the Information Ministry will take place.

Belarus takes 157 position in freedom of speech rating photos 12

10:28, Freedom of speech

Belarus takes 157 position in freedom of speech rating

"Reporters without Borders" presented freedom of speech rating according to results of testing in 2014.

8.01.2015

Journalist from Hrodna to address UN Committee 5

15:13, Freedom of speech

Journalist from Hrodna to address UN Committee

The court of Hrodna region has not settled the claim of a freelance journalist from Hrodna Andrei Myaleshka.

30.12.2014

Dictator demands to analyze work of leading mass media 11

19:28, Freedom of speech

Dictator demands to analyze work of leading mass media

Lukashenka demands urges to build the system of ideological work in accordance with dictates of the time.

24.12.2014

Brest journalist fined 6 millions 1

14:37, Freedom of speech

Brest journalist fined 6 millions

The court of Leninski district of Brest fined a journalist from Brest, Ales Lyauchuk, 40 basic units (6 mln rubles).

CPJ: Charter97.org and other sites should be unblocked immediately  ? 15

13:55, Freedom of speech

CPJ: Charter97.org and other sites should be unblocked immediately

The Committee to Protect Journalists urges to stop repression against the independent media in Belarus.

Instructions on how to bypass blocking (updated)  ? 76

8:43, Freedom of speech

Instructions on how to bypass blocking (updated)

The website of Charter has been blocked for the sixth day.

23.12.2014

Belapan and naviny.by resume work despite blockage 1

10:40, Freedom of speech

Belapan and naviny.by resume work despite blockage

BelaPAN news agency has not received any official warning regarding the blockage and says there are no legal grounds to block the websites.

BAJ: Blocking websites is complete breakdown of law 3

9:48, Freedom of speech

BAJ: Blocking websites is complete breakdown of law

The blockage of socio-political websites, for which no one has taken responsibility yet, is a complete breakdown of law and order.

22.12.2014

Charter97 blocked for 4th day 43

16:40, Freedom of speech

Charter97 blocked for 4th day

The website cannot be accessed by users from the territory of Belarus.

Leading world mass media write about blocking of Charter97 and other independent websites 7

16:24, Freedom of speech

Leading world mass media write about blocking of Charter97 and other independent websites

AP, AFP, The Guardian, BBC inform about informational blockade in Belarus.

7 independent websites unavailable in Belarus 13

13:59, Freedom of speech

7 independent websites unavailable in Belarus

The Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) explains the blocking with the financial crisis.

20.12.2014

Beltelecom blocks Charter for second day photos 124

18:17, Freedom of speech

Beltelecom blocks Charter for second day

The Belarusian authorities have imposed a full-scale censorship on the Belarusian part of the Internet.

19.12.2014

Amendments to law on mass media are war of lie against truth 2

14:16, Freedom of speech

Amendments to law on mass media are war of lie against truth

The Political Council of the United Civil Party (UCP) has released a statement.

17.12.2014

Websites equated to mass media in Belarus  ? 90

11:38, Freedom of speech

Websites equated to mass media in Belarus

The authorities can completely block any website.

16.12.2014

Zaleuski: State makes journalists work illegally photos 1

20:40, Freedom of speech

Zaleuski: State makes journalists work illegally

Independent journalist Ales Zaleuski received a warning from a prosecutor after two fines.

Journalist Ales Zaleuski called to prosecutor's office 2

9:19, Freedom of speech

Journalist Ales Zaleuski called to prosecutor's office

The Minsk city prosecutor's office got interested in a journalist of Polish TVP channel.

12.12.2014

Adriaan Palm: Charter97 should be available for Belarusians 4

13:48, Freedom of speech

Adriaan Palm: Charter97 should be available for Belarusians

The Deputy Ambassador of the Netherlands to Belarus thinks the independent media should be available for the Belarusians.

9.12.2014

Committee to Protect Journalists calls to stop blocking Charter and release Alesin 3

11:20, Freedom of speech

Committee to Protect Journalists calls to stop blocking Charter and release Alesin

The international human rights organisation has appealed to the Belarusian authorities.

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.

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