Kamsamolskaya str., Minsk, Belarus, 220030

Contact: Andrus Klikunou, tel./fax: (+375 17) 203-63-66, 226-70-98 GSM: (+375 29) 126-70-98, press@baj.by


Geographic area served: Belarus

Type of organization: Journalist association

Serves: Staff journalists, editors, media outlets; freelance journalists; civic media/bloggers.

Types of legal support: Direct litigation of cases involving journalists/media outlets in domestic and/or international courts; providing general legal advice / counsel to journalists/media outlets; providing pre-publication legal advice / counsel to journalists, media outlets, journalist associations, regarding content-related issues or other regulations; legal advocacy for specific cases and issues.

Types of cases: Cases involving defamation/libel brought against a journalist/media outlet; freedom of information claims brought by a journalist/media outlet; contractual/labor disputes between staff journalists and employers; contractual/labor disputes between freelance journalists and media outlets; disputes between journalists and media outlets over violations of professional codes of ethics.

Fee structure: Litigation assistance provided to journalists/media outlets as part of annual journalist association dues

Type of advocacy support: Leading or participating in public-awareness campaigns in support of a journalist/media outlet facing legal proceedings or court challenges; leading or participating in public-awareness campaigns around specific policy or regulatory issues that impact journalists’ reporting practices and rights; fundraising for journalists facing court proceedings; advocacy support for labor issues or disputes.