Belarus / 2009

Belarus journalist threatened, warned not to publish

December 10, 2009 4:48 PM ET

New York, December 10, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Belarusian authorities to prosecute and convict the perpetrators who made death threats against Iryna Khalip, Belarus correspondent for the Moscow-based independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta....

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Belarusian journalist harassed, denied press accreditation

March 5, 2009 5:24 PM ET

New York, March 5, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Belarusian authorities to renew work credentials for Andrzej Poczobut, a local correspondent for Poland's largest daily, Gazeta Wyborcza, and to investigate recent harassment of him and his family in the western city of Hrodno. Poczobut's credentials were pulled after...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Belarus

February 10, 2009 12:47 AM ET

In a February visit to Belarusian State University, President Aleksandr Lukashenko bluntly outlined his regime's press policy. "Media hold a weapon of a most destructive power," Lukashenko told journalism students, "and they must be controlled by the state."...

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