Everyday Mystery and Wonder
home message archive theme

nickturse:

Journalist in Belarus arrested for publishing pictures of teddy bears

Roy Greenslade of the BBC reports that Anton Suryapin, who runs a website called Belarusian News Photos, was arrested by the KGB for publishing photos of teddy bears pinned with press freedom messages.  The bears were air-dropped into the country by the Swedish Ad Agency Studio Total “in order to highlight the international media’s neglect of press freedom violations in Belarus.”

“Are Belarusian security agents worried that teddy bears are engaged in an illegal border crossing?” asked Nina Ognianova, a coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists in Europe and Central Asia.  “It would be hard to keep a straight face about these absurd charges were it not for the fact that Anton Suryapin is sitting in jail.”

posted 2 years ago with 87 notes
via:globalvoices source:nickturse
  1. mariawaria reblogged this from nickturse
  2. frecklegrrrl reblogged this from nickturse
  3. princessvb reblogged this from nickturse
  4. nickturse reblogged this from nickturse and added:
    Journalist in Belarus arrested for publishing pictures of teddy bears Roy Greenslade of the BBC reports that Anton...
  5. puckspoliticsandpussy reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president
  6. gigi2690 reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president
  7. trinitysquared reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president
  8. ghostlykit reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president
  9. stale-beer-afternoons reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president
  10. reagan-was-a-horrible-president reblogged this from nickturse
  11. dtm-420 reblogged this from nickturse
  12. troublicious reblogged this from nickturse
  13. fullblastpinealgland reblogged this from jerriann
  14. jerriann reblogged this from globalvoices
  15. randomactsofchaos reblogged this from mydaywithd
  16. digital-eon reblogged this from truth-has-a-liberal-bias
  17. teaspoon-of-salt reblogged this from truth-has-a-liberal-bias
  18. masalaskywalker reblogged this from truth-has-a-liberal-bias
  19. robbiecopter reblogged this from truth-has-a-liberal-bias
  20. swish-and-pointe reblogged this from truth-has-a-liberal-bias
  21. truth-has-a-liberal-bias reblogged this from nickturse
  22. oldparasitesingle reblogged this from nickturse
  23. namiofthesea reblogged this from avskogochhav
  24. sheepyapples reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president
  25. fillyjonk reblogged this from globalvoices
  26. real-news reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president