Journalists at the centre of diplomatic crisis between Belarus and Poland

first_img May 28, 2021 Find out more News BelarusEurope – Central Asia ——————————————————–2 August 2005 Another journalist from the Polish community arrestedAndrzej Pisalnik, the editor of Glos znad Niemna, a weekly targeted at Belarus’ Polish minority, was arrested today and taken in an unmarked car to an interior ministry building in the western town of Shchuchin. This was reported by Waclaw Radziwinowicz of Gazeta Wyborcza, the leading Polish daily, who was speaking to him by mobile phone at the moment of his arrest.When Pisalnik appeared before a Lida district judge yesterday on a charge of taking part in an illegal demonstration on 3 July, the judge said he would grant Pislanik two days of conditional release so that he could find a lawyer and buy medicine for his sick child. But for unclear reasons, he has not yet been released. He shouted to journalists outside the Shchuchin police station that he was being held illegally and that he was going on hunger strike to press for a meeting with the prosecutor. RSF_en Reporters Without Borders called on President Alexander Lukashenko to ensure the release of the remaining two of 14 journalists close to the country’s Polish minority who were arrested over the past two days. News to go further Reporters Without Borders condemned the 10-day prison sentence handed down today by a court in the western district of Lida on Andrzej Pisalnik, the editor of the Belarusian Polish-language weekly Glos znad Niemna and a contributor to the leading Polish daily Rzeczpospolita, for “participating in an illegal demonstration in Shchuchin on 3 July and civil disobedience.”Pisalnik is the second journalist from Belarus’ Polish-speaking minority to receive a prison sentence for such a reason in the past few days. Andrei Pochobut, the editor of the Polish publication Magazyn, received a 15-day prison sentence from the court in Lida on 27 July. Organisation Receive email alerts Adam Tuchlinski, a Polish news photographer with the weekly Przekroj, was arrested by the Belarusian authorities on 6 August in the western city of Grodno as he was about to board a train to return to Poland. He was taken to a police station and held for several hours. Officials said Tuchlinski, who was travelling on a tourist visa, did not have the necessary accreditation to work in Belarus. As a result, he is now banned from visiting the country for five years. He returned to Poland after being released. June 2, 2021 Find out more August 8, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists at the centre of diplomatic crisis between Belarus and Polandcenter_img Help by sharing this information News 29 July 2005 Journalists arrested amid tension with PolandReporters Without Borders today urged the Belarusian authorities to stop hounding and arresting journalists from the country’s Polish minority as part of the government’s present conflict with neighbouring Poland.Andrei Pochobut, editor of the Polish-language magazine Magazyn Polski, was given a 15-day prison sentence on 27 July for “taking part in an illegal demonstration” in the western town of Shchuchin on 3 July and for “civil disobedience” in protest against the government taking control of the Union of Poles in Belarus.Three Polish journalists who had come to attend his trial before the Lida court were arrested the same day. Ten Belarusian and Polish journalists were also arrested by special police at the union’s Grodno office but released two hours later. “These journalists must not be made to pay for the tension between the two countries,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “We fear that Pochobut’s conviction is a warning to journalists fighting to defend the country’s Polish minority.” It called on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to see the journalists still being held were freed at once.Pochobut and two members of the union, Josef Pazhetski and Mieczyslau Jaskiewicz, were arrested on 26 July as they were driving in Shchuchin, taken to a police station for questioning and tried the next day. Pazhetski and Jaskiewicz were sentenced to 10 days in prison. Pochobut was fined in early July for joining a protest against the distribution of bogus copies of the Polish paper Glos Znad Niemna.Waclaw Radziwinowicz and Robert Kowalewski, reporters for Poland’s biggest daily paper, Gazeta Wyborcza, were briefly arrested on their way to the trial. Agnieszka Romaszewska, of the Polish TV station TVP1, was also arrested on arrival in Shchuchin by police who said she did not have foreign ministry accreditation. Special police units seized control of the union offices in Grodno late on 27 July and 10 Belarusian and Polish journalists inside, working for Gazeta Wyborcza, Associated Press, Glos Znad Niemna, Nasha Niva, Pressbol and the website www.pahonia.promedia.by, were arrested and taken to a police station before being freed two hours later without being charged.The arrests came as tensions rose between Poland and Belarus. Lukashenko has accused the United States of fomenting revolution in Belarus, helped by Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine. Belarus and Poland have expelled three of the other’s diplomats and Poland recalled its ambassador in Belarus on 28 July and called for help from the European Union. ——————————————————–4 August 2005 Journalist Andrzej Pisalnik sentenced to 10 days in prison May 27, 2021 Find out more News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown —————————————————— Follow the news on Belarus RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” BelarusEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

Most Fed Districts Report Positive Residential Real Estate and Economic Activity

first_img Tagged with: Beige Book Federal Reserve Housing Market Residential Real Estate U.S. Economy Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Most Fed Districts Report Positive Residential Real Estate and Economic Activity The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Most Fed Districts Report Positive Residential Real Estate and Economic Activity Beige Book Federal Reserve Housing Market Residential Real Estate U.S. Economy 2015-09-02 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Fannie Mae’s First Community Impact NPL Pool Goes to New Jersey Non-Profit Next: MERS Granted Motion for Summary Judgment in Texas Court; Lien Reinstated Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News For the reporting period of July through mid-August, the Federal Reserve reported in its August 2015 Beige Book released Wednesday that economic activity continued to expand across most regions and sectors, while the majority of reports on residential real estate markets across the 12 Fed districts were positive.Six districts reported moderate economic growth since the previous Beige Book was issued in mid-July, five districts (New York, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Atlanta, and Dallas) reported modest growth, and one district (Cleveland) reported only slight growth, according to the Fed.The reporting period for the latest Beige Book found widely improved existing home sales and residential leasing, while most areas saw an increase in home prices. The Fed found improved residential real estate activity across all districts; home sales and prices increased in every district. In Richmond and Kansas City, sales of lower- and medium-priced homes outpaced sales of higher-priced homes, while the demand for multi-family homes was more robust in Cleveland, Richmond, and San Francisco.Robust demand and declining inventory were the driving factors behind the increase in home prices, according to contacts in most Fed districts. Inventories in nearly all districts declined or stayed flat, except for Kansas City, where they slightly increased. Contacts in Boston, New York, and Richmond reported bidding wards among buyers due to low inventory.”Overall, the residential outlook was positive, with the majority of Districts expecting this increased activity to continue.””New York and Dallas both indicated that prices have climbed for low- to medium-priced homes but price pressures are softer for higher-priced properties,” the Fed said in the report. “Rental markets remained strong nationwide. Overall, the residential outlook was positive, with the majority of Districts expecting this increased activity to continue.”Reports of residential construction activity were mixed; it increased for some districts but was moderate or flat in Boston, Philadelphia, Richmond, Minneapolis, and Dallas. In Cleveland, contacts attributed the increased construction activity to an expected rise in interest rates later in the year, improved labor conditions, and higher consumer confidence, according to the Fed. At the same time, the Cleveland contacts reported supply-side constraints and difficulty obtaining financing for construction, with similar reports coming from the Boston district.Click here to view the entire Beige Book that covers the period from July to mid-August. September 2, 2015 1,234 Views About Author: Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Postlast_img read more