Authorities seek to eradicate independent journalism; BAJ under attack

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IFEX   International Freedom of Expression eXchange International Freedom of Expression eXchange: In the latest offensive to quash dissident Belarusian journalists, police conducted raids on independent newspapers and the homes of prominent journalists, report the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Furthermore, in a campaign to eliminate BAJ, authorities have ordered the press freedom organisation to revoke membership cards, stop providing independent journalists with legal aid, and alter language on its website.

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Authorities seek to eradicate independent journalism; BAJ under attack

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