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Belarus – Two more independent journalists jailed

Boris Goretsky was sentenced to 14 days in jail for his alleged participation in protest rallies and Yevgeny Vaskovich was sentenced to 10 days in jail for “hooliganism”.

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Belarus – Journalists continue to be detained and tried

International Freedom of Expression eXchange: The KGB has detained journalist Andrzej Poczobut and freelance reporter Irina Charniauka; Poczobut was also summarily tried and fined.

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Journalists charged, police raids continue in Belarus

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) -

New York, January 3, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the European Union today to condition its diplomatic relations


Bush, Havel, Rice, Sikorski, and others read messages of solidarity with Belarus Truckee, CA, USA, December 31, 2010 -- The George W. Bush Presidential Center announced that on New Year’s Eve, President Bush

In Belarus, more newsroom raids as crackdown continues

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) - New York, December 29, 2010--Belarusian authorities continued their massive crackdown on critical news media on Tuesday as security agents raided offices

Widespread Net disruption surrounds Belarus election coverage | The Committee to Protect Journalists

The extent of the widespread press crackdown in Minsk is still being measured, but I've been reading reports from within Belarus that spell out the drastic Internet side

CPJ demands Belarus end its assault on press

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New York, December 27, 2010--Belarusian authorities must immediately halt their assault on independent and pro-opposition news media, a crackdown that has

Old habits die hard in Belarus

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED):

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Belarus – At least 25 journalists detained, two of them facing 15-year jail terms

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - At least 25 journalists were arrested (see list below) during the violent crackdown on post-election protests in downtown Minsk on 19

Freedom House Calls for Transatlantic Solidarity on Belarus

Freedom House: Freedom House commends U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton for their joint statement today, calling on Belarusian authorities

Belarus – A score of journalists arrested, a similar number beaten by police

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - According to reports from Minsk, around 20 journalists were arrested and a similar number were the victims of police violence during

Belarus Election: Thousands Protest Flawed Election, Freedom House Says

Freedom House: Attempts today by Belarusian authorities to suppress voices of opposition during and after its election, including beating protestors and blocking access to independent media and


Combating Impunity for Those Who Attack and Kill Journalists | ARTICLE 19

24 September 2010 STATEMENT Combating Impunity for Those Who Attack and Kill Journalists in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine This Joint Statement is an outcome of the international conference Ten years on


Belarus – Harassment continues in run-up to presidential election

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - Reporters Without Borders reiterates its concern about the hounding of journalists in the run-up to the presidential election scheduled for 19


Journalist found dead in Belarus; CPJ calls for investigation | Committee to Protect Journalists – CPJ

New York, September 8, 2010--Belarusian authorities must thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Aleh Byabenin, founder and director of the Minsk-based pro-opposition news website Charter 97,

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