The participants of the conference of the European Federation of Journalists joined the marathon of solidarity with Belarusian colleagues, which was launched by the Belarusian Association of Journalists and the Lithuanian Union of Journalists in Vilnius.
We recall that the campaign started on May 3 in Vilnius. BAJ called on journalistic and human rights organizations of the world, well-known public figures to join the action.
“The authorities of Belarus continue their brutal attack on journalists and the media, effectively putting independent journalism within the country on the verge of destruction,” the BAJ statement says.
As of the morning of May 3, 2023, 33 representatives of the Belarusian independent media are in prisons and detention facilities in Belarus.
The president of the European Federation of Journalists Maja Sever also joined the action.
You can print portraits of your imprisoned colleagues, take pictures with them in educational places in your city (not in Belarus) and post them on social media with the tags #СвабодуЖурналістам and # BecauseTheJournalist, and also send them to us email@example.com.