Press Freedom and Media Developments in Belarus

Siarhei Balay,


  • Zisser tells why authorities do not interfere with   

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    A businessman has a simple secret: you shouldn't be like
    Businessman Yury Zisser, a member of the dissolved Public Advisory Council at the president's administration, participated in a discussion of the situation in Belarus organised by the Endowment for International Peace in Washington on April 12. Traditionally, he brought accusations against our website.

  • Ministry of Information issued official warning to BelMuzTV  11

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    Ministry of information issued official warning to channel BelMuzTV upon a demonstration porn video at
    the daytime on April, 13.
    The TV-channel will only get an official warning.
    This has been informed with a reference to a source in the Ministry of Information. Also, the ministry's official says, the specialists are to conduct an expert evaluation of the demonstrated video and send their conclusions to the law-enforcement agencies, which investigate the criminal case started upon this fact.

  • 'Belarusian MTV' possibly hijacked, ran porn videos in daytime

    April 14, 2013
    Belarusian music TV channel BelMuzTV broadcast pornography last Saturday afternoon. While some witnesses no doubt rushed to cover their children’s eyes, others likely scrambled to record the XXX content to prove their eyes weren't betraying them.
    Last Saturday at about 3:45pm local time, BelMuzTV – which is often seen in public places like shopping malls and restaurants – began airing the explicit content and continued for at least 10 to 20 minutes.

  • Youth Human Rights Movement gets nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    Norwegian Nobel Committee included the Youth Human Rights Movement in the list of nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize 2013. This network of organizations was nominated for the prize for educational and human rights activities in different countries. This became a peculiar gift to the human rights defenders on the International Day of Youth Actions for Human Rights, 9 April.



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