15th anniversary of BAJ
In September our colleagues at the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) are celebrating their 15th anniversary. When BAJ was founded in 1995 Belarus had been independent for five years which led to a boom in appearance and development of non-state media, something completely new for Belarus. In the spirit of understanding their power, skills and aspiration for change BAJ was created.
Today the organisation offers protection to its members from outer threats. In Belarus of today freedom of expression is severely restricted. Internationally the association has won prices for its fight for the free word.
The organisation is open not only for journalist but also for people who contribute to journalistic activity and free distribution of information. Today there are more than 1,000 members of BAJ; they work for different media outlets, including newspapers, radio and TV stations and publishing companies.Categories: News.
Tags: Belarusian Association of Journalists and Freedom of expression.