Bielarusian freelance journalists

Date(s) - 18/09/2018
13:00 - 14:00

Press Club Brussels Europe


Moderated by Ricardo Gutiérrez, EFJ General Secretary

Larysa Shchyrakova, a freelance  journalist from town of Homiel, Belarus, recently charged with being “unaccredited in the Republic of Belarus and carrying out professional activities as a journalist of foreign media” after publishing a photo report on her trip to Nepal. Shchyrakova was also among the first journalists being fined in 2016 for allegedly “working for foreign media”

Volha Chaichyts, a freelance  journalist, recently charged with “violation of mass media law” concerning her story about local issues in region of Fanipal, Belarus. The last fine Volha received was on 5 September, because of a report on citizens of Krinitsa district.