Journalists denied entry to Belarus welcome in Vilnius and Riga

  • August 19, 2020

Agency fixers.press provides support for journalists who were denied entrance to Belarus and are waiting to enter or covering events in Belarus from neighboring countries.

Information for international journalists entering Lithuania.

Information for international journalists entering Latvia.

Timeline of restrictions, arrests and violence preventing international journalists from doing their work

  • On August 18, the State Border Committee of Belarus reported that 17 international journalists were not allowed into the country as they were stopped at the Minsk airport without accreditations. The spokesman Anton Bychkovsky said all visitors would be asked to confirm the purpose of the visit, and if they are unable to prove it, they would not be allowed into the country. Read the full story here.
  • On August 20, two Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR) journalists were stopped at the border and sent back to Estonia. Read the full story here.
  • On August 21, two Moscow correspondents for RFE/RL’s Russian Service have been expelled from Belarus after being detained by police in Minsk. The reporters were banned from entering Belarus for five years. Read the full story here.
  • On August 27, police detained over 20 local and international journalists in Minsk and confiscated their phones. International journalists were later released but police insisted they have to delete all the photos and videos they have taken. Read the full story here.

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