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Leaders of Press Club Belarus have been in custody for a month

Yulia Slutskaya and three staff members of Press Club Belarus were detained on December 22. Despite paying a fine, they are still being held and have been remanded in custody in Minsk until at least February 23. Human rights organisations consider them to be political prisoners. Yulia Slutskaya, the founder and president of Press Club Belarus, Sergei Olshevsky, the club’s director, Alla Sharko, program director and cameraman Pyotr Slutsky were detained on December 22, 2020. Searches were conducted at the press club office and at the homes of Slutskaya, Olshevsky, Sharko and Programme Director of the Press Club Academy, Sergei Yakupov. Security officers seized computers, phones and bank cards. On December 31, Slutskaya, Olshevsky, Sharko and Slutsky were charged for tax evasion. Yakupov was deported to Russia on December 31… more »

Sign a petition to free journalists in Belarus!

Since the fraudulent presidential elections in August and the start of mass protests, 385 journalists have been detained in Belarus just for doing their jobs, and some of them are still imprisoned. On December 22nd Belarus authorities attacked Press Club in Minsk. The detention of Yulia Slutskaya, the founder and president of Press Club Belarus, its Director Sergei Olshevsky, Program Director Alla Sharko, Media Academy Program Director Sergei Yakupov, and cameraman Pyotr Slutsky, are new examples of the war that was launched by the regime of Alexander Lukashenko on freedom of speech and independent journalism in Belarus. We undersigned demand the immediate release of those detained and an end to repression of journalists in Belarus! https://widget.civist.cloud/?api_url=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.civist.cloud%2Ft%2Fddbbc94f-9425-4fee-9430-fb340e67ee4a%2F#/RW1iZWRkaW5nOmU5NDcyNmY5LWQ0NzktNGQ1NC1iMmZlLTVjMWVjNTc5YWY1MQ== more »

Free members of Press Club Belarus!

The detention of Yulia Slutskaya, the founder and president of Press Club Belarus, its Director Sergei Olshevsky, Program Director Alla Sharko, Media Academy Program Director Sergei Yakupov, and cameraman Pyotr Slutsky, are new examples of the war that was launched by the regime of Alexander Lukashenko on freedom of speech and independent journalism in Belarus. In addition, Press Club Belarus’ headquarter and homes of some of the club’s managers were searched. Club members of the International Association of Press Clubs (IAPC) and European Press Clubs Federation (EPCF) demand the immediate release of those detained and an end to repression of journalists in Belarus. Since the fraudulent presidential elections in August and the start of mass protests, 385 journalists have been detained in Belarus just for doing their jobs, and some… more »

ALERT! Yulia Slutskaya, President of Press Club Belarus detained in Minsk

Today (Tuesday, December 22) in the morning, Yulia Slutskaya, the founder and president of Press Club Belarus, was detained at the airport in Minsk. She was returning with her family from a foreign holiday. Currently, her home is searched and the detainee has been taken to the Financial Investigations Department. At the same time, the secret services entered the homes of Alla Sharko – program director of Press Club Belarus, Sergey Olshevski - director of the PCB office and Sergey Yakupov – director of the PCB Academy. Searches are also underway in the apartments of these people. Attorney Sergey Zikracki, who came to Alla Sharko’s house to witness the search, was not allowed in. The searchers did not want to identify themselves. Secret services employees also conduct a search in… more »

The photo icon of 30 years of changes in Poland

"We have the Icon of 30 Years! We have found a photograph that symbolises our Polish rebellious nature, our resistance and refusal to accept wrongs, and our struggle to change the world for the better. It is a symbol of the three decades of change in our country." – anounced Press Club Polska, a co-organiser of 'The Icon of 30 Years' competition Adam Lach’s photograph tells a story of freedom, solidarity and independence. It shows the strength and uncompromising nature of Poles. It is also an expression of the growing participation of women in public life in Poland. The superbly-composed shot brings to mind the famous painting “Freedom leading the people to the barricades” by the French painter, Eugène Delacroix. In Adam Lach’s photograph, the young woman holding a flag… more »

International photography competition: “Icon of 30 Years – Freedom and Solidarity”

This year, Poland is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the turning point year of ’89. Organisers together with photographers are looking for a picture that will serve as a symbol of these three decades of change. Invitation to this quest is aimed at photographers in Poland and worldwide, photographic agencies, as well as heirs of photographers who are no longer with us. The iconic photograph may relate to a single event, a social process, a person or a group of people, a space, or to architecture or culture. We are seeking something that symbolically encapsulates these changes. Organisers appreciate that it may well require much labour: searching through archives and perhaps even discovering yet unpublished photographs. But at the end of this quest, an international jury will be able to… more »

GHS partners with the International Association of Press Clubs

GHS Global Hospitality (GHS) and the International Association of Press Clubs (IAPC) have entered a unique partnership to offer journalists and member Press Clubs hotel accommodation worldwide and access to local and international hotels for press club meeting and event requirements. GHS have many partner hotels in Press Club destinations including London, Berlin, Prague and New York. GHS are experts in providing bespoke accommodation for the corporate, leisure and MICE market. They pride themselves on acquiring strategic, mutually-beneficial partnerships, introducing their portfolio of independent hotels to member organisations which can profit from access to over 180 hotels worldwide, preferred rates and expert negotiation. Jaroslaw Wlodarczyk, the IAPC Secretary-General said that “Reporters and Press Clubs from all over the world will benefit from a discounted rates when traveling or organising meetings.… more »

Guardian honoured with International Association of Press Clubs Freedom of Speech Award

The Guardian has been honoured with the prestigious Freedom of Speech award by the International Association of Press Clubs. The Guardian was presented with the award for its groundbreaking stories on breaches of personal data and its steadfast commitment to reporting on global threats to the freedom of speech. More at The Guardian [caption id="attachment_949" align="alignleft" width="300"] L/R International Association of Press Club Freedom of Speech award: Kasia Madera, BBC World; Dr Waiel S.H. Awwad, IAPC; Katharine Viner, Paul Webster Photograph: Jill Mead for The Guardian[/caption] more »

Solidarity statement with journalists in Africa and the ACP Press Clubs Federation’s application for admission to the IAPC

We, delegates from the International Association of Press Clubs’ members, gathered in Brussels on 2 June for the 2018 General Assembly; Welcome the participation of representatives of press clubs from African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries for the first time at the IAPC General Assembly; Express our solidarity with journalists in countries of those regions who face serious safety challenges, including killings, arbitrary arrests and other various forms of attacks and offer support for their pursuit of press freedom; Encourage the creation of an independent and sustainable ACP Press Clubs Federation to promote further and strengthen professional standards and ethics in journalism for the benefit of media organisations and the public they inform; And decide to offer the Federation temporary observer status with the IAPC while considering a more permanent… more »

IAPC Freedom of Speech Award 2018 for The Guardian

The Guardian was awarded in recognition of groundbreaking stories on the digital exploitation of vulnerable personal data and for unflagging sensitivity to global threats to the freedom of speech. The IAPC confers the Freedom of Speech Award on persons or organisations for their exceptional contributions to the fight for or in defence of free speech, or for creating conditions and supporting efforts that promote freedom of speech. The IAPC believes that freedom of speech is one of the fundamental human rights. It stands for the right of a person to publicly express his or her views and the respect of the others for these views. However, only one in six people can exercise this freedom without any consequences. In many countries the journalists, bloggers, politicians, human rights activists and even… more »