Here's an update on the journalists jailed during mass arrests of people protesting the outcome of the elections in Belarus. Among those currently serving sentences are a Canadian freelance reporter, Frederick Lavoie, as well as Russian and Georgian journalists. Belarussian officials have refused the Canadian government's demands that Lavoie be released. They state that he is in the country on a visa that does not allow for him to work as a journalist. Of course, Belarussian officials don't often hand out accreditation to allow independent media to come in anyways, so most journalists come in on a tourist visa.
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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