Category : Belarus

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

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

Meet the 73-year-old great grandmother squaring up to Lukashenko in Belarus

alt informationNina Bahinskaya has been shoved and restrained, arrested and fined half her pension. What drives her to protest?

How did Belarus come to be ruled by “the last dictator of Europe”?

alt informationThe attack on the people of Belarus today is the result of 26 years of brutal dictatorship, in which basic freedoms were dismantled one by one

Ruth Smeeth: “In Belarus, Lukashenko has used every tool available to a totalitarian leader”

alt informationWomen wearing white and carrying flowers have marched on Minsk as part of the protests against election result

Monitoring and Advocating for Media Freedom: Policy recommendations for Azerbaijan, Belarus, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine

alt informationGovernments and the EU must take a stronger stand for media freedom, a new Index report on media freedom in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine argues