Belarus News: The government of Belarus is suppressing every voice that speaks against it. Continuous action is being taken against journalists here. Now once many journalists have been detained.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko (Alexander Lukashenko)
Belarus Blocks Top Media Outlet: In a major move, Belarus authorities on Thursday blocked the website of a top online media establishment. Also many of its journalists have been detained. This is the latest step in the suppression of dissent and independent media in the former Soviet nation. In this regard, the Ministry of Information of Belarus said that it blocked the website of the media establishment Nasha Niva following this allegation from the Prosecutor General’s Office.
Because the news organization posted unspecified illegal information. The Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAG) said authorities raided the offices of Nasha Niva and detained chief editor Yahor Martsinovich and editor Andrey Skurko and searched their premises. BAG said the whereabouts of four other journalists of the media establishment were not known.
Nasha Niva was established in 1906
Nasha Niva was founded in 1906 and is the oldest media establishment in Belarus, which is followed by more than one lakh people online. This media establishment gave extensive coverage to months-long demonstrations against the dictator President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko. During the demonstrations, the authorities arrested more than 35 thousand people and beat up the protesters badly.
Tut Bai’s journalist in jail
Tut.bai, another website in Belarus, has been blocked since May and 12 of its journalists are in jail. According to BAG, a total of 27 journalists are currently in custody in the country (Action Againsta Journalistan in Belarus). They are either serving their sentence or there are pending cases against them. Speaking of Lukashenko, he was arrested in May for criticizing the government. He was arrested after hijacking the plane. This plane going from Greece to Lithuania was diverted to Belarus for several hours.
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