Category : Belarus

Protest & Repression Around the Globe: A roundtable discussion on Hong Kong, Thailand, Russia and Belarus

alt informationRachel Long, Elif Shafak and Jacqueline Woodson explore what ‘freedom’ means in the culture of traditional publishing. Chaired by Urvashi Butalia and part of Banned Books Week

We need Andrei Aliaksandrau and 254 others in Belarus back home

alt informationLukashenko's government has doubled down by raiding the homes and offices of activists and journalists

Belarus: Index strongly condemns actions against journalists and human rights defenders

alt informationBelarusian Association of Journalists and the Human Rights Centre "Viasna" have been targeted

International Day of Solidarity with Belarus

alt informationIndex and 16 other organisations call for all imprisoned journalists to be immediately released

Behind Belarus’ shocking statistics are real people

alt informationThere are 187 political prisoners in Belarus. Each of them is a real person, with a family and a life

Letter to Rt Hon Dominic Raab on Andrei Aliaksandrau

alt informationRt. Hon. Dominic Raab MP First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Dear Foreign Secretary,  Earlier this week, one of Index on Censorship’s friends and former colleague, journalist Andrei Aliaksandrau, was detained in Minsk along with his partner, Irina Zlobina. We are extremely alarmed at the news of […]

Letter to the ambassador of Belarus on Andrei Aliaksandrau

alt informationDear HE Ambassador Yermalovich, Index on Censorship expresses our alarm at the detention in Belarus of our friend and former colleague, journalist Andrei Aliaksandrau. As you will be aware Aliaksandrau was detained along with his partner, Irina Zlobina, in Minsk on Tuesday 12 January 2021. We understand that they are both being held incommunicado in […]

Index calls for the release of Andrei Aliaksandrau

alt informationFormer Index writer has been arrested and forced to give a confession for his part in protests

2020: One for the history books

alt informationThe past year has been all about restriction of our freedoms and not just to stop the spread of Covid

Journalists and media freedom under attack in Lukashenko’s Belarus

alt informationVolha Siakhovich writes from Belarus about the current conditions of journalists working in the country

“Who is going to try to seize power?” Caroline Eden talks to Index from Kyrgyzstan

alt informationA journalist in the Kyrgyz capital shares her eye-witness account of the protests with Index on Censorship