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Belarus detains journalists in pre-election crackdown

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the arrest of journalists reporting on demonstrations against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s re-election campaign. On June 19, at least 14 journalists were detained by police as they reported from the protests held in cities across […]

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Four journalists jailed as Belarus cracks down on opposition reporting

Authorities in Belarus should immediately release four journalists jailed for reporting on opposition rallies and must stop using the current health crisis to silence critical reporting on the government, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. Over the course of two days on May 8 and 9, four different journalists were arrested and charged with […]

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Analysis: Downward trend for Belarus media freedom worsens

In just over a month in Belarus, which is well-known for muzzling free speech and harassing independent media, the popular independent website Charter ’97 was blocked, a Belsat TV cameraman was beaten by police and a reporter had his home searched following an article on police brutality. These, however, are but some of the latest […]

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Police violence, web blocking threaten Belarus media

Over the course of just one month in Belarus, the popular independent website Charter ’97 was blocked, a Belsat journalist was beaten up by police and a reporter had his home searched after an article on police brutality. On February 18, Andrus Kozel was livestreaming content from a polling station for Belsat, an independent, Polish-funded […]

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