25 March 2019, Monday, 3:32
A Challenge for Everyone

‘This Is My Civic Duty, To Change Situation In Country’


Freelance journalist Kanstantsin Zhukouski is outraged by the decision of the Homel court.

Homel freelance journalist Kanstantsin Zhukouski was fined for 30 base fees. Judge of the Central district court Viktar Kazachok found the cameraman guilty of "illegal making of media products" under article 22.9 of the Code of Administrative Offenses, Radio Racyja reports.

The case was considered in less than 10 minutes. Kanstantsin Zhukouski noted that even for formal reasons, they had no right to bring him to responsibility.

- I do not have any written contracts at the moment, even with News information. And the fact that I, for example, help my former colleague Andrei Tolchyn with themes, advise him on how to film something better - this is my civic duty to change the situation in the country. Yes, this video is also on Belsat. People sent it, and I used to send videos. What's wrong with that. On the basis of Article 34 of the Constitution, I have the right to collect and disseminate information.

Over the past week, 5 protocols for cooperation with the satellite TV channel Belsat were drawn up against Kanstantsin Zhukouski, who specializes in covering social issues.