Vienna, 19 April 2019
The South East Europe Media Organisation condenms the decission made by authorities in Belarus to forbid media to report from an event. Journalists working for news agency BelaPAN, news website TUT.BY, the newspaper Belorusy and and European Radio for Belarus could not cover the annual speech by President Alexander Lukashenko to the people and the National Assembly on 19 April 2019. Two of them have a permanent accredition for reporting in the parliament. Part of her work has focused on cases of plagiarism by high-ranking officials, with some in educational institutions.