Belarusian Association of Journalists
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Belarus police detain journalist Raman Pratasevich in Minsk, Belarus, 26 March 2017, AP Photo/Sergei Grits

In Belarus, the detention of journalists for covering massive protests against the unemployment tax is taking place at a disproportionate level.

People protest against increased tariffs for communal services in Babruysk, Belarus, 12 March 2017; the placard reads, "Beavers (a nickname for residents of Babruysk) are not slaves", REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Protests are taking place in Babruysk, Orsha and Rahachou. If you haven’t heard about it, Belarus’s plan against journalists covering these protests is going just according to plan.

People hold national falgs of Belarus and Ukraine and portraits of journalist Pavel Sheremet who was killed by a car bomb, during a memorial ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, 20 July 2016, REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Pavel Sheremet, member of the Belarusian Association of Journalist and past recipient of the Committee to Protect Journalist’s International Press Freedom Award, was killed in Kiev after an explosive device detonated under the car he was driving.

An unrolled cup used by Atena to make art in prison, since confiscated.

Over 40 human rights groups and more than 75 international cartoonists are calling for leniency for Atena Farghadani, an Iranian cartoonist currently wrongfully jailed.

Journalist Pavel Dabravolski, BAJ/EFJ

Police and special forces employees brutally beat two civil activists, who were forcefully taken out of the court room, and journalist Pavel Dabravolski, who had attempted to record the incident with a cell phone video camera.

Citizens carrying a giant cardboard pencil reading "Not Afraid" take part in a Hundreds of thousands of French citizens solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris January 11, 2015. , REUTERS/Charles Platiau.

Civil society groups mark the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attack by calling on governments worldwide to fulfill their obligation to protect freedom of expression.

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7 July 2015 marked 15 years since the disappearance of journalist Dzmitry Zavadski. Law enforcement agencies have yet to find the mastermind behind the crime.

Malaysian lawyers hold a protest calling for the repeal of the Sedition Act in Kuala Lumpur, 16 October 2014, REUTERS/Olivia Harris

Concerns include the use of Malaysia’s Sedition Act to suppress legitimate criticism of government and courts.