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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Belarus siezes videotape of Ukrainian journalists

By Aussiegirl

Looks like Ukrainian television was trying to cover the Belarus elections and Belarus found that nefarious activity.

Khaleej Times Online

Ukraine lodged a protest yesterday over what it said was the seizure of journalists’ videotapes by authorities in neighbouring Belarus, whose authoritarian leader has warned there will be foreign attempts to influence the forthcoming presidential election.

In a note delivered to Belarusian diplomats, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry expressed concern and asked Belarus to return the tapes.

Belarusian border guards seized three videotapes containing reports about the election to be held on March 19 from a crew from Ukraine’s Inter television, according to one of the journalists, Oleksiy Ivanov. He said the journalists were told the tapes could contain evidence of anti-government activity. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said Belarusian diplomats promised the incident would be investigated.


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