In 2010, 42 journalists have been killed

This follows from the report, "Attacks on the Press," the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Most journalists were killed last year in Pakistan (8) and in Iraq (5). With five deaths this year of Journalists from 1992 to CPJ in the world killed 850 journalists.

A significant section of the report, "Attacks on the Press" is dedicated to Belarus. CPJ highlights two main lines of attack on freedom of speech in Belarus — the post-election repression and gain control over the Internet.

After the dissolution of mass action, which took place after the presidential election, authorities raided a number of media have been detained at least 20 journalists. Leading journalists such as Natalia Radin, editor of the opposition website "Charter 97", and Khalip, Moscow correspondent of "Novaya Gazeta", held in custody until the end of the year. Security officials raided the editorial offices of the main independent media, including European Radio for Belarus and satellite channel "Belsat". Observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe criticized the government for lack of transparency of vote counting and the suppression of the media.

Lukashenko government adopted new regulation that enhances the control of the internet — both for the content of sites, and for individual users.

Become subject to pressure, and the Belarusian Association of Journalists. In January, the Ministry of Justice requested that the association has ceased legal assistance to journalists, terminated the friendship stopped issuing cards and membership cards in the future.

Perhaps the most pressure for years known the Website "Charter 97." In March, police in Minsk raided and seized computers and files all of revision. Searches were conducted in the apartments journalists Rockets and deputy editor of the newspaper "Narodnaya Volya" Svetlana Kalinkina, former winner of the award CPJ. Khalip and Kalinkina been questioned.

Fully report the Committee to Protect Journalists here.

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