Belarusian authorities have carried out concerted attacks on media freedom over the years that directly affect the climate in which news media will cover.
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News about the struggle for democracy in Belarus. According to Freedom House, the serious and widespread irregularities marred all recent elections". It is known as the last dictatorship in Europe and remains in close relationship with Russia. Also check out our section on World Democracy.
Belarus seeks better ties with West though this provokes “hysterics” from its traditional ally Russia, long-serving President Alexander Lukashenko said.
Authorities in Belarus have thwarted the opposition’s attempt to hold a rally and have detained several
Belarusian authorities on Sunday arrested around 30 protesters ahead of a banned opposition march in Minsk
Former Soviet republic Belarus has blocked a top opposition website for spreading “illegal” content, the information ministry
Kremlin suggests that Minsk needs to curb a rise in nationalism and anti-Russian messaging
Belarus should recognize that Chechnya’s request to extradite Amriev is based on wholly bogus charges
Protests against a tax to be levied on the unemployed quickly degenerated into more general affairs
Riot police in Belarus launched a massive crackdown on protesters trying to hold a banned march in Minsk
Corruption fueled fears of nuclear disaster have stirred the passions and unity of the Belarusian opposition