Press

Press

Vilnius, Lithuania, September 14, 2020 – Authorities threatened last week to censor another major domestic news website in Belarus, where dozens remain blocked amid nationwide protests, local journalists told CPJ. On September 9, the Ministry of Information warned Tut.by, one of the most popular independent news websites in the country, that its reporting on a protester’s detention …

Press

Istanbul, September 10, 2020 – Turkish authorities must not contest recently convicted journalists’ appeals on national security cases, and cease jailing members of the press for covering sensitive topics, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, the 34th Istanbul Court of Serious Crimes convicted Odatv chief editor Barış Pehlivan, and reporter Hülya Kılınç, Yeniçağ columnist Murat Ağırel, and Yeni …

Politics

           STATEMENT Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Alen Simonyan has introduced a legislative initaitive by which he proposes to increase the amount of compensation for insult and defamation published on social networks and in the media, that is, AMD 1,000,000 instead of the previous AMD 5,000,000 for insult, and AMD 10,000,000 instead of the previous …

Press

New York—Authorities in Belarus today withdrew accreditation from at least 17 journalists who had been covering post-election protests for foreign media outlets, according to the Belarusian Association of Journalists and news reports. The journalists included local and Russian journalists working for outlets such as the British Broadcasting Corporation, Reuters, The Associated Press, Radio Liberty, Agence France-Presse, and Deutsche …