pressure on mass media

New criminal case opened against TUT.BY Media employees
They have been accused of inciting hostility, the Investigative Committee reports. If one is found guilty under this article, they may face up to 12 years in prison.
Author of Komsomolskaya Pravda in Belarus not released after spending 3 days behind bars
Henadz Mazheika, a journalist of the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda in Belarus, has not been released from the deteintion centre after spending 72 hours there. Last week he contributed to the article regarding the shootout in Minsk as well as the deaths of KGB officer Dzmitry Fedasyuk and IT specialist Andrey Zeltsar.
Criminal case opened against Brest news editor for ‘insulting official’
Andrey Kukharchyk, the editor-in-chief of the Virtual Brest website, has been charged with insulting a government official, the Interior Ministry reports.
Official charge brought against arrested executives of non-state news agency BelaPAN
BelaPAN director Iryna Leushyna and former director Dzmitry Navazhylau have been accused of tax evasion (Article 243-2 of the Criminal Code), reports. If found guilty under this article, one may be sentenced to up to 5 years of restriction of liberty or 3 to 7 years in jail.
Sports journalist Andrey Maslouski detained
On September 6, Belarusian security officers raided the apartment of former Tribuna correspondent Andrey Maslouski, the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) reports.
BelaPAN executives transferred to detention center
From the TDF in Akrestsina to the pre-trial detention center in Valadarski street
Minsk: Police searching homes of BelaPAN journos, several employees detained
On Wednesday morning, Belarusian security forces made unexpected visits to a number of contributors to the independent news agency BelaPAN, reports.
Investigative journo Ihar Ilyash not released after spending 72 hours in custody
The term of detention of investigative journalist and Belsat TV contributor Ihar Ilyash has been extended; he has not been released on Monday.
Authorities release several journos, activists detained in recent ‘operation’. Nasha Niva employees still in jail
On July 11, detained Belsat TV journalist Zmitser Lupach and activist Alyaksandr Sharabayka were released from prison. The three-day term, during which the detainees were to be informed whether a criminal case was instituted against them, expired.
Journalists leaving Belarus amid crackdown on independent media
Two more prominent journalists have left the country
Minsk: Journo Hlafira Zhuk expelled from university after serving 30-day jail term
According to one of Telegram channels administered by students, Hlafira Zhuk, a reporter at the Narodnaya Volya newspaper, has been expelled from the Belarusian State University’s School of Journalism.