persecution of Belsat TV

Agnieszka Romaszewska-Guzy: Recognition of Belsat and its audience as 'extremist formation' is intimidation
This is the cudgel that the Belarusian authorities can use at any time against our journalists, viewers and readers.
From satellite dishes dismantling to ‘extremism’: 13 years of Lukashenka regime's attempts to bring down Belsat
Belsat TV channel started broadcasting on December 10, 2007. Even before the broadcast, in April 2007, Alyaksandr Lukashenka voiced his attitude to Belsat, calling it a “stupid and hostile” project. Therefore, from the very beginning, the authorities saw the journalists of the TV channel as enemies. recollects the history of the TV channel persecution.
Hlybokaye: Belsat TV contributor heavily fined over making news story about Belarus police
On May 25, local journalist Zmitser Lupach was tried in Hlybokaye district court.
Mahiliou journo to be tried for one-minite interview granted to Belsat TV
The Mahiliou police drew a protocol upon local ournalist Alina Skrabunova, accusing her of ‘illegal production of media products’ (Article 23.5 of the Code of Administrative Offences), the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) reports.
Online petition: Belarusians call on Western leaders to push for release of jailed Belsat journos
The Belarusian House in Warsaw started collecting signatures under the petition in support of imprisoned Belarusian journalists Katsyaryna Andreyeva and Darya Chultsova.
Arrested media workers Andreyeva, Chultsova, Barysevich become Journalists of the Year
Belarusian human rights watchdogs awarded TUT.BY journalist Katsyaryna Barysevich, Belsat reporter Katsyaryna Andreyeva and camerawoman Darya Chultsova in the nomination ‘Journalist of the Year’ for protection of human rights values.
Belsat journalists persecuted after elections amid rising repression figures
Since August 9, the journalistic community of Belarus has been experiencing an unprecedented level of pressure and repression from the state. Seven journalists remain behind bars at the time of publication.
Belsat journalist Yauhen Merkis sentenced to 15 days of arrest
The journalist was detained on September 14 along with his colleague Maryna Drabysheuskaya.
Belsat journalists detained again, this time in Salihorsk
They were later released
One more case opened against Belsat TV contributor
Another administrative case has been initiated against Zmitser Lupach, a journalist from the town of Hlybokaye, who cooperates with Belsat TV.