Posts tagged as journalists

Two reporters face three years in prison in Belarus

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Two reporters for Belsat, a Belarusian network in exile part of the Polish state-owned media TVP, are facing up to three years in prison for their journalism work in Belarus. Journalists were arrested in Minsk on November 15, 2020 while broadcasting live from a demonstration. They were accused of organizing actions that violate public order For more details: LRT.LT LRT.LT

Freedom of speech as a threat to national security of the Baltic States

By Antanas Tubelis on Monday, February 8, 2021

Freedom of speech is one of the basic democratic values. Media Freedom, Freedom of Opinion and Expression are fundamental principles of democratic society. Citizens of any country have the right to receive information from alternative sources. It is important that journalists in any country have the opportunity to do their job without fear of interference from the authorities. Unfortunately, technologies to suppress dissent are currently being used in Europe. In…

Belarusian MPs condemn Latvia’s actions against Russian-speaking journalists

Friday, January 29, 2021

The Standing Commissions on International Affairs and on Human Rights, National Relations and Media of the House of Representatives have adopted a statement in support of the Russian State Duma’s address “To the European parliaments on the repressive actions of the Latvian authorities against Russian-speaking journalists”, BelTA learned from the press service of the House of Representatives. “In connection with the adoption of the address “To the European parliaments on…

Journalists track down Slovakian property belonging to family of FSB officer with ties to Russia’s corrupt funeral industry

Saturday, June 15, 2019

The family of Russian Federal Security Service Lieutenant Colonel Marat Medoev owns villas and companies in Slovakia, according to a new investigation by Novaya Gazeta and the Investigative Center of Jan Kuciak (ICJK). Sources previously told the website Proekt that Medoev “could be a stakeholder in funeral business projects” about which Meduza special correspondent Ivan Golunov has reported. Journalists learned that Marat Medoev’s mother and father have owned a country…

Venezuela sees more protests as moves against opposition leader Juan Guaido deepen crisis

By Stefano Pozzebon on Friday, February 1, 2019

New protests broke out Wednesday in Venezuela in the wake of a move by the nation’s highest court to freeze bank accounts and impose a travel ban on self-declared interim president Juan Guaido. Supporters of opposition leader Guaido — who is challenging incumbent Nicolás Maduro — took to the streets a day after the court’s chief justice announced the restrictions on Twitter. “They thought to cause fear, they thought the…

Leaks Connected to Edward Snowden Are Still Trickling Out — 5 Years After His NSA Document Dump

By Deb Riechmann on Monday, June 4, 2018

Whistleblower or traitor, leaker or public hero? Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blew the lid off U.S. government surveillance methods five years ago, but intelligence chiefs complain that revelations from the trove of classified documents he disclosed are still trickling out. That includes recent reporting on a mass surveillance program run by close U.S. ally Japan, and on how the NSA targeted bitcoin users to gather intelligence to…