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Freelancing? That were luxury! - It's illegal in Belarus

You think freelances have it hard in the UK? In Belarus freelancing is illegal. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) is extremely concerned by the increasing numbers of fines imposed on Belarusian freelance journalists for "illegal creation of mass media production" since April 2014. On 1 June Ina Shayko, judge of the Dziarzhynsk district court, ruled against journalists Volha Chaychyts and Siarhei Krauchuk and demanded them to pay 5,400 ,000 rubles each (€310 or £220).

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