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Belarus - Local paper ordered to vacate office for fire code violation

Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the way the Belarusian authorities harass outspoken news outlets using regulations unrelated to media legislation to disguise their real goal. In what seems to be the latest example, officials in the western city of Slonim ordered the staff of the independent weekly Gazeta Slonimskaya to vacate their offices by 1 January on the grounds that the building violates the fire code. “Although apparently linked to security issues, Gazeta Slonimskaya's (...)

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