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Belarus - Authorities step up harassment of independent journalists

Reporters without borders
The persecution is above all targeting journalists working for media based abroad In a continuing drive to suppress independent news coverage, the authorities are stepping up the penalties imposed on journalists who work for foreign media, often using their inability to obtain the obligatory government press accreditation as a pretext. In the latest case, a judge in Babruysk, in the eastern region of Mogilev, imposed a fine of 357 euros yesterday on Marina Malshava for a report about an (...)

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