How the Belarus Authorities Are Killing the Largest Media
What's Happening With TUT.BY and People Who Work For It
How the Belarus Authorities Are Killing the Largest Media
What's Happening With TUT.BY and People Who Work For It
TUT.BY is the largest media in Belarus covering 63% of Belarusian internet users *. We openly cover all the most important events in the country.

On May 18, 2021, the authorities sealed the TUT.BY office, detained everyone inside, and blocked access to its website.

15 people are detained: current and ex- TUT.BY employees.

* Gemius data
What Happened?
What Happened?
On the morning of May 18, 2021, security forces raided the TUT.BY central office in Minsk and its regional offices in the cities of Brest, Gomel, Vitebsk, Mogilev and Grodno. Employees, who had been working there, weren't reachable by phone and stayed in the office until late at night. Afterward, some of them returned home after signing a non-disclosure agreement, others were detained.

In the morning of the same day, several of the news site's employees, including editor-in-chief Marina Zolotova, reported that officers from the Department of Financial Investigation (DFR) of the State Control Committee (KGK) had come to their apartments and were carrying out searches. In the building where TUT.BY editor-in-chief Marina Zolotova lives, the door to the shared lobby on her floor was broken. After the search, the financial police took Zolotova away through a backdoor, and her devices were confiscated.

The apartments of TUT.BY journalist Elena Tolkacheva responsible for the 'Dengi i Vlast' ('Money and Power') section was also searched. Soon after, she was taken away for questioning at the Department of Financial Investigation, Elena managed to tell her friends that she was a witness in the case.

Security forces also came to the homes of other TUT.BY employees:
- General Director Lyudmila Chekina,
- Deputy General Director for General Issues Irina Rybalko,
- Chief Accountant Angela Assad (searches were conducted at her place and her parents'),
- Deputy Chief Accountant Maria Novik,
- Deputy editor-in-chief Maxim Gaiko,
- editors Anna Rudenko and Olga Savkiv,
- business analyst Vadim Trusov,
- programmer Vitaly Kalinovsky,
- manager Andrey Avdeev.

Our employees reported that all electronic devices, including even those that don't work, as well as bank cards were seized from them. The searches took place as part of a criminal case against General Director Lyudmila Chekina and Chief Accountant Angela Assad of the company.

On May 19, 2021, security forces came to the apartment of Egor Martinovich, the chief editor of the independent online newspaper 'Nasha Niva', and his wife, TUT.BY journalist Adaria Gushtyn. All their electronic devices were taken from the house. Martinovich had to sign a nondisclosure agreement, soon after Adaria was invited to the questioning.
Who Is Detained and Where Are They?
Who Is Detained and Where Are They?
Marina Zolotova
TUT.BY Editor-In-Chief.

Detained in the Volodarskogo detention center.
Recognized as a political prisoner.
Olga Loyko
TUT.BY Editor-In-Chief of the political and economic news.

Detained in the Volodarskogo detention center.
Recognized as a political prisoner.
Elena Tolkacheva
TUT.BY Journalist of the 'Money and Power' ('Dengi i Vlast') section.

Detained in the Volodarskogo detention center.
Recognized as a political prisoner.
Lyuidmila Chekina
TUT BY General Director.

Detained in the Volodarskogo detention center.
Recognized as a political prisoner.
Alla Lapatko
TUT.BY Chief Engineer.

Detained in the Volodarskogo detention center.
Recognized as a political prisoner.
Aleksandr Daineko
TUT.BY Deputy General Director for Techincal Issues.

Detained in the Volodarskogo detention center.
Recognized as a political prisoner.
Irina Rybalko
TUT.BY Deputy General Director for General Issues.

Detained in the Volodarskogo detention center.
Recognized as a political prisoner.
Angela Assad
TUT.BY Chief Accountant.

Detained in the Volodarskogo detention center.
Recognized as a political prisoner.
Maria Novik
TUT.BY Deputy Chief Accountant.

Detained in the Volodarskogo detention center.
Recognized as a political prisoner.
Ekaterina Tkachenko
TUT.BY Lawyer.

Under home arrest.
Recognized as a political prisoner.
Irina Kostuchenko
TUT.BY Ex-lawyer.

Under home arrest.
Recognized as a political prisoner.
Daria Danilova
Manager of TAM.BY project that is a part of TUT.BY holding.

Detained in the Volodarskogo detention center.
Recognized as a political prisoner.
Andrey Avdeev
Manager of Publisher Box company that helps Belarusian sites earn money with the help of Yandex and Google ads networks.

Detained in the Volodarskogo detention center.
Recognized as a political prisoner.
Yulia Cherniavskaya
Widow of the TUT.BY founder Yury Zisser.

Under home arrest.
Recognized as a political prisoner.
What Are We Accused of?
What Are We Accused of?
According to the State Control Committee, a criminal case has been opened against the officials of TUT BY MEDIA LLC under part 2 of Article 243 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus. That is the evasion of "payment of taxes and fees on an especially large scale." The substance of the claim — the company, being a resident of the High-Tech Park (HTP), allegedly obtained revenue "not attributable to activities permitted for the residents".

In the news report aired on the state TV channel ONT, TUT.BY was accused of using "third-party specialized software". The company allegedly obtained revenue from these activities not permitted for the HTP residents. We note, however, that TUT.BY MEDIA LLC doesn't have sections that bring revenue and use third-party software of any kind.

Recall that TUT BY MEDIA LLC received the status of a resident of the High-Tech Park in 2019. When joining the HTP, we submitted a business project that was approved by the park administration. All this time, we regularly reported to the HTP administration, successfully passed inspections and audits of our project. We have not received any claims or warnings from the HTP administration until May 18, 2021.

In parallel, the Ministry of Information also restricted access to the TUT.BY website and its mirrors. The Ministry of Information explains the blocking by the fact that the Prosecutor General's Office found violations of the law on the media by placing illegal content in publications. Prosecutors claim that the portal's publications contain content on behalf of the unregistered BYSOL foundation. This fund raises money for victims of protests, as well as those who were fired for political reasons. A criminal case has been opened against the founders of the foundation for "financing extremism".

At the same time, the Ministry of Information limited access to other internet resources of TUT.BY, including mail.tut.bу, TAM.BY and REBENOK.BY sites and mobile applications. help.blog.tut.by project that helps to raise money for treatment for children and adults is also unavailable.
What Are We Planning to Do Next?
What Are We Planning to Do Next?
The main task of the TUT.BY MEDIA LLC right now is to provide legal support to detained employees.

A small team of the former editorial office decided to launch an independent media that will be able to fully cover the situation in Belarus and the world. The website was named Zerkalo.io. This name is a reference to a mirror of TUT.BY that has not yet been launched, as well as a new opportunity for the editorial office to display the real facts of the country's life («zerkalo» means «mirror» in Russian).

The new resource has a structure different from TUT.BY. The portal has only five sections: Politics and Finance, Life, In the World, Incidents, and The Basement. The editorial policy is maximally focused on the social and political life of Belarus.

If the portal is blocked on the territory of Belarus, access to Zerkalo.io will be possible through a VPN. Outside Belarus, the address opens without additional settings and services.

You can also continue reading the news on social media and Telegram. Thanks to agreements with the owners of TUT BY MEDIA LLC, Zerkalo.io obtained the right to use TUT.BY accounts on social media. Therefore, soon the logo and the name of the accounts will be changed, and the high standards of journalism will be preserved.

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How Have We Been Persecuted Before?
August 2018 — "Belta's Case"

Over the past years, the portal has repeatedly faced pressure from the state. In August 2018, independent media journalists were accused of "illegal access" to the paid news feed of the state news agency BelTA. In connection with this case, they raided the offices of TUT.BY, the BelaPAN news agency, several other media outlets, as well as the apartments of their employees. Eight employees of the portal were suspects in the case, including editor-in-chief Marina Zolotova.

Investigative actions lasted three days, many journalists were detained; they spent several days in detention facilities. Some of them, for example, journalist Dmitry Bobrik said that during interrogations, the employees of the Belarusian Investigative Committee put pressure on them, threatened them and their families, forcing them to sign a paper on cooperation. During the investigation, it became clear that the phones of the TUT.BY journalists had been wiretapped long before the initiation of a criminal case.

The journalists admitted that they had used BelTA's paid subscription; some of the defendants had access to it from their previous jobs. At the same time, the investigation managed to find only two news articles published on the portal earlier than for public use on the BelTA website. The materials produced were accompanied by hyperlinks to three other BelTA news in accordance with the agreements between the editors.

In early November, 14 suspects were charged under part 2 of Article 249 of the Criminal Code, also, BelTA brought a civil action against the accused. Each journalist had to pay an amount equal to a subscription to the paid version of the news agency for several months. On the same day, Zolotova was charged under Part 2 of Article 425 of the Criminal Code ("Failure to act on the part of an official"). As a result, the journalists compensated for the damage, and only the case brought against Zolotova was brought to court. She was fined 300 base units (at that time — 7,650 Belarusian rubles). In addition, 6,000 rubles were recovered from the editor-in-chief in favour of BelTA Unitary Enterprise – as compensation for legal expenses. Marina Zolotova pleaded not guilty.

August 2020 — Mass Protests in Belarus

After the presidential elections on August 9, 2020, those who disagreed with the results, took to the streets of Belarusian cities in protest. In response, they and the journalists working at the rallies were purposefully beaten and massively detained by riot police. On August 11, TUT.BY correspondent Stanislav Korshunov was detained in Brest, although he had a press badge and vest. Korshunov spent a day in a temporary detention facility. Further, the number of arrests kept growing, and many journalists, contrary to the testimony of witnesses and documents, were declared participants in mass events and sentenced to administrative arrests or were fined. In 2020, our staff members were detained 38 times. Some of the TUT.BY journalists were sentenced to arrests and fines.

In September 2020, TUT.BY journalist Nadezhda Kalinina and video journalist Aleksey Sudnikov covered an unauthorized protest rally in the center of Minsk – and were sentenced to three days of arrest each as participants in the rally. In November, Aleksandra Kvitkevich worked as a journalist at the pensioners' rally in Minsk. The police and the court decided otherwise, she was declared a participant in the rally, as a result, Alexandra was sentenced to 15 days of arrest.

In February 2021, Nadezhda Kalinina, who was trying to get to the congress of delegates of the Belarusian People's Congress in Minsk, was detained for the second time. Two police reports were drawn up against her: under Articles 23.34 and 23.4 of the Administrative Code, allegedly for participation in the picketing and resistance to the police. The court found our colleague guilty and ordered her to pay a fine of 80 base units (2,320 Belarusian rubles or approx. $925). The woman spent almost three days before the trial in a detention facility.

November 2020 — "Zero ppm Case"

In November 2020, TUT.BY journalist Katerina Borisevich was detained. She and emergency hospital doctor Artyom Sorokin were accused of disclosing medical secrets – under part 3 of article 178 of the Criminal Code. Borisevich was detained and tried for an article on a high-profile case – the death of 31-year-old Roman Bondarenko. In November 2020, unknown persons grabbed him in the courtyard and took him away in an unknown direction – later the guy died in hospital from severe injuries. Shortly afterwards, the Investigative Committee and Alexander Lukashenko personally claimed that the deceased was intoxicated. But in a comment to the TUT.BY journalist, the doctor denied this information.

The Prosecutor General's Office considered that the article of TUT.BY caused "tension in society, creating an atmosphere of mistrust in the competent state bodies, encouraging citizens to aggression and unlawful action". The agency brought charges of disclosing medical secrets. At the same time, Roman Bondarenko relatives had no complaints about the doctor and the journalist. Moreover, they openly shared information about their son's condition with the media, including documents confirming that Roman was sober at the time of his death.

The hearings were closed to the public. It is known that the doctor and the journalist pleaded not guilty in court. Even colleagues were not allowed to hear the verdict. The doctor received a two-year prison sentence suspended for a year and was released after its announcement. Our colleague was sentenced to 6 months in prison and a fine of 100 base units.

December 2020 — TUT.BY Is Stripped of Its Media Status

In December 2020, the Economic Court of Minsk stripped TUT.BY of its media status in a case filed by the Ministry of Information of Belarus. The reason for this was the warnings issued by the Ministry of Information to the portal for disseminating "unreliable information that may harm the state or public interests". TUT.BY tried to appeal against the decision, but to no avail. However, the company managed to challenge one of the warnings and the Supreme Court overturned it in November. But all the others remained in effect. In December, the Economic Court of Minsk satisfied the claim of the Ministry of Information. TUT.BY was stripped of the status of an online media.

In fact, from that moment on, the editorial office was deprived of the right to make official inquiries to the authorities and attend court proceedings as a media representative, receive accreditation for official events and cover public events (including protest actions), as well as wear a badge and a vest of "Press". Despite this, the journalists continue their work, albeit without the status of a media outlet.

Often, the portal has to deal with personal attacks on journalists on social media. In the summer of 2020, numerous mailings were sent on social media from bot accounts, which contained insults of specific journalists and simply slander. Some of the employees filed a statement with the Investigative Committee – a libel case was never opened. In early March 2021, unknown persons tried to get access to the Telegram accounts of at least six employees of the portal.

In addition, from time to time journalists receive specific threats not only from anonymous Telegram channels, but also from the pages and TV channels of state-run media. We will mention only a couple of recent cases, for example, the column in "SB. Belarus Segodnya" Newspaper by Andrei Mukovozchik for March 29, where he wrote the following: "It's about you Suvorov said: "A year in the field (or with your head in tutby) and you can hang without a trial". Recently, an employee of the STV channel, Grigory Azarenok, "awarded" the portal with the "Order of Judas'' and compared the editorial office with a paedophile ingratiating himself with a child. At the same time, a photo of the editorial staff was shown on screen with a noose hanging nearby.

March 2021 — TUT.BY Editor-In-Chief Was Summoned to Police Because of Ad Banner That the Edition Even Doesn't Control

In March 2021, Marina Zolotova was summoned to the Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to get familiarized with a warning about the inadmissibility of violating extremism legislation. The reason for this was an advertising banner on the TUT.BY website, which was displayed as part of a partnership with Yandex and Google, that is, a banner that the editorial staff cannot even foresee. At the same time, the investigators did not show Zolotova the banner, however, "SB. Belarus Segodnya" Newspaper published its screenshot calling the portal "a mouthpiece of extremists and terror".

May 2021 — Detentions Contunie

On May 17 – the day before security forces raided TUT.BY offices – a court in Minsk sentenced TUT.BY journalist Lyubov Kasperovich to 15 days of administrative arrest for covering the "students' case" trial. According to the investigation, Kasperovich came to the court to take part in the picketing, and not to report on what was happening there.
How Have We Been Persecuted Before?
August 2018 — "Belta's Case"

Over the past years, the portal has repeatedly faced pressure from the state. In August 2018, independent media journalists were accused of "illegal access" to the paid news feed of the state news agency BelTA. In connection with this case, they raided the offices of TUT.BY, the BelaPAN news agency, several other media outlets, as well as the apartments of their employees. Eight employees of the portal were suspects in the case, including editor-in-chief Marina Zolotova.

Investigative actions lasted three days, many journalists were detained; they spent several days in detention facilities. Some of them, for example, journalist Dmitry Bobrik said that during interrogations, the employees of the Belarusian Investigative Committee put pressure on them, threatened them and their families, forcing them to sign a paper on cooperation. During the investigation, it became clear that the phones of the TUT.BY journalists had been wiretapped long before the initiation of a criminal case.

The journalists admitted that they had used BelTA's paid subscription; some of the defendants had access to it from their previous jobs. At the same time, the investigation managed to find only two news articles published on the portal earlier than for public use on the BelTA website. The materials produced were accompanied by hyperlinks to three other BelTA news in accordance with the agreements between the editors.

In early November, 14 suspects were charged under part 2 of Article 249 of the Criminal Code, also, BelTA brought a civil action against the accused. Each journalist had to pay an amount equal to a subscription to the paid version of the news agency for several months. On the same day, Zolotova was charged under Part 2 of Article 425 of the Criminal Code ("Failure to act on the part of an official"). As a result, the journalists compensated for the damage, and only the case brought against Zolotova was brought to court. She was fined 300 base units (at that time — 7,650 Belarusian rubles). In addition, 6,000 rubles were recovered from the editor-in-chief in favour of BelTA Unitary Enterprise – as compensation for legal expenses. Marina Zolotova pleaded not guilty.

August 2020 — Mass Protests in Belarus

After the presidential elections on August 9, 2020, those who disagreed with the results, took to the streets of Belarusian cities in protest. In response, they and the journalists working at the rallies were purposefully beaten and massively detained by riot police. On August 11, TUT.BY correspondent Stanislav Korshunov was detained in Brest, although he had a press badge and vest. Korshunov spent a day in a temporary detention facility. Further, the number of arrests kept growing, and many journalists, contrary to the testimony of witnesses and documents, were declared participants in mass events and sentenced to administrative arrests or were fined. In 2020, our staff members were detained 38 times. Some of the TUT.BY journalists were sentenced to arrests and fines.

In September 2020, TUT.BY journalist Nadezhda Kalinina and video journalist Aleksey Sudnikov covered an unauthorized protest rally in the center of Minsk – and were sentenced to three days of arrest each as participants in the rally. In November, Aleksandra Kvitkevich worked as a journalist at the pensioners' rally in Minsk. The police and the court decided otherwise, she was declared a participant in the rally, as a result, Alexandra was sentenced to 15 days of arrest.

In February 2021, Nadezhda Kalinina, who was trying to get to the congress of delegates of the Belarusian People's Congress in Minsk, was detained for the second time. Two police reports were drawn up against her: under Articles 23.34 and 23.4 of the Administrative Code, allegedly for participation in the picketing and resistance to the police. The court found our colleague guilty and ordered her to pay a fine of 80 base units (2,320 Belarusian rubles or approx. $925). The woman spent almost three days before the trial in a detention facility.

November 2020 — "Zero ppm Case"

In November 2020, TUT.BY journalist Katerina Borisevich was detained. She and emergency hospital doctor Artyom Sorokin were accused of disclosing medical secrets – under part 3 of article 178 of the Criminal Code. Borisevich was detained and tried for an article on a high-profile case – the death of 31-year-old Roman Bondarenko. In November 2020, unknown persons grabbed him in the courtyard and took him away in an unknown direction – later the guy died in hospital from severe injuries. Shortly afterwards, the Investigative Committee and Alexander Lukashenko personally claimed that the deceased was intoxicated. But in a comment to the TUT.BY journalist, the doctor denied this information.

The Prosecutor General's Office considered that the article of TUT.BY caused "tension in society, creating an atmosphere of mistrust in the competent state bodies, encouraging citizens to aggression and unlawful action". The agency brought charges of disclosing medical secrets. At the same time, Roman Bondarenko relatives had no complaints about the doctor and the journalist. Moreover, they openly shared information about their son's condition with the media, including documents confirming that Roman was sober at the time of his death.

The hearings were closed to the public. It is known that the doctor and the journalist pleaded not guilty in court. Even colleagues were not allowed to hear the verdict. The doctor received a two-year prison sentence suspended for a year and was released after its announcement. Our colleague was sentenced to 6 months in prison and a fine of 100 base units.

December 2020 — TUT.BY Is Stripped of Its Media Status

In December 2020, the Economic Court of Minsk stripped TUT.BY of its media status in a case filed by the Ministry of Information of Belarus. The reason for this was the warnings issued by the Ministry of Information to the portal for disseminating "unreliable information that may harm the state or public interests". TUT.BY tried to appeal against the decision, but to no avail. However, the company managed to challenge one of the warnings and the Supreme Court overturned it in November. But all the others remained in effect. In December, the Economic Court of Minsk satisfied the claim of the Ministry of Information. TUT.BY was stripped of the status of an online media.

In fact, from that moment on, the editorial office was deprived of the right to make official inquiries to the authorities and attend court proceedings as a media representative, receive accreditation for official events and cover public events (including protest actions), as well as wear a badge and a vest of "Press". Despite this, the journalists continue their work, albeit without the status of a media outlet.

Often, the portal has to deal with personal attacks on journalists on social media. In the summer of 2020, numerous mailings were sent on social media from bot accounts, which contained insults of specific journalists and simply slander. Some of the employees filed a statement with the Investigative Committee – a libel case was never opened. In early March 2021, unknown persons tried to get access to the Telegram accounts of at least six employees of the portal.

In addition, from time to time journalists receive specific threats not only from anonymous Telegram channels, but also from the pages and TV channels of state-run media. We will mention only a couple of recent cases, for example, the column in "SB. Belarus Segodnya" Newspaper by Andrei Mukovozchik for March 29, where he wrote the following: "It's about you Suvorov said: "A year in the field (or with your head in tutby) and you can hang without a trial". Recently, an employee of the STV channel, Grigory Azarenok, "awarded" the portal with the "Order of Judas'' and compared the editorial office with a paedophile ingratiating himself with a child. At the same time, a photo of the editorial staff was shown on screen with a noose hanging nearby.

March 2021 — TUT.BY Editor-In-Chief Was Summoned to Police Because of Ad Banner That the Edition Even Doesn't Control

In March 2021, Marina Zolotova was summoned to the Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to get familiarized with a warning about the inadmissibility of violating extremism legislation. The reason for this was an advertising banner on the TUT.BY website, which was displayed as part of a partnership with Yandex and Google, that is, a banner that the editorial staff cannot even foresee. At the same time, the investigators did not show Zolotova the banner, however, "SB. Belarus Segodnya" Newspaper published its screenshot calling the portal "a mouthpiece of extremists and terror".

May 2021 — Detentions Contunie

On May 17 – the day before security forces raided TUT.BY offices – a court in Minsk sentenced TUT.BY journalist Lyubov Kasperovich to 15 days of administrative arrest for covering the "students' case" trial. According to the investigation, Kasperovich came to the court to take part in the picketing, and not to report on what was happening there.
Why TUT.BY?
Why TUT.BY?
TUT.BY is the largest media in Belarus and one of the five most visited sites in the country along with Google, Yandex, YouTube and Mail.ru. According to the Gemius service, in April 2021, the portal covered 63% of the Belarusian internet audience. 3.3 million people or every third resident of Belarus visits TUT.BY.

TUT.BY website traffic is 16 times * higher than website traffic of the largest Belarusian state news agency belta.by and is comparable to traffic of popular Polish and Russian publications – Gazeta.pl and Komsomolskaya Pravda in Russia. At the same time, the population of Poland is 4 times larger than the Belarusian, and Russia is 15 times.
* According to SimilarWeb, in April 2021, TUT.BY had 82.62 million visits, belta.by – 4.99 million.
Open letters initiative
Who to write to?
Lyudmila Chekina, Marina Zolotova, Olga Loiko, Elena Tolkacheva, Angela Assad, Irina Rybalko, Maria Novik, Alla Lapatko, Alexander Daineko, Andrey Avdeev, Sergey Povalishev, Daria Danilova, Ekaterina Tkachenko, Irina Kostyuchenko and Yulia Chernyavskaya.
Now anyone can write a couple of lines to the TUT.BY employees who are currently behind bars, and we will try to deliver your letter to the addressee and publish it as publicly available.
How to send an open letter to a TUT.BY employee?
Choose a person you would like to chat with and write everything you want to share. Send your message to a pismo.tutby@gmail.com (this is our new mailbox, your data will be safe). Do not forget to introduce yourself: the name and the city you are from are enough, the rest is up to you.
This way our colleagues will feel the support of the readers, and the readers will receive news from the TUT.BY employees. We will publish the most touching letters and the responses to them online.
Everyone can support the Zerkalo.io team: we have launched donations
Today we have launched an opportunity to support the team of Zerkalo.io financially. Your donations will guarantee that we will be able to continue our work and cover the news about Belarus.
1. Why do we need your support?
Until May 18, 2021, Zerkalo.io journalists were part of TUT.BY, one of the most prominent media outlets in Belarus, existed and developed based on advertising revenues. After the portal's destruction, part of the team had to evacuate themselves from Belarus, and independently launched the project Zerkalo.io. We don't have a steady source of income right now, so your support is essential. The readers' support will allow us to continue to speak honestly and unbiased about what is happening in our country.
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Zerkalo.io has been recognized as an extremist media. Is it really safe to support us?
It`s not, if you are using Belarusian bank cards or accounts. We cannot say exactly if anything happens in the case of a transfer from a Belarusian bank. But you must understand that this particular payment may not be safe for you.
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