Category : Andrei Aliaksandrau

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 […]

Preventing protest coverage: How Belarus controls what the public knows

alt information“Europe’s last dictatorship” doesn’t tolerate dissent. The country’s constitution claims to protect freedom of the press, but many laws seem to contradict this.

Azadliq editor not hopeful for future of Azerbaijan’s last independent daily

alt informationIndex Award winning Azadliq newspaper was forced into cancelling its print run last week with little hope of restoring its publication.

Belarus: Bialiatski is out of prison – but not entirely ‘free’

alt informationAles Bialiatski, a well-known Belarusian human rights defender, was released from prison on Saturday after staying for almost three years behind bars on politically motivated charges, Andrei Aliaksandrau reports from Minsk.

Ukraine: Poroshenko win a sign of national unity but not a final remedy

alt informationUkrainians have a long way to go to ensure the Maidan protests change more than just the name of the president and faces of the governmental officials, writes Andrei Aliaksandrau

Hockey championship in Belarus: Lukashenko puts activists on ice

The authorities in Belarus are trying to ensure that no one spoils the upcoming World ice hockey championship the country hosts -- not even human rights activists. Andrei Aliaksandrau reports

Belarus must immediately reform its approach to media

alt informationAnalysis shows there have been no visible improvements of Belrusian media freedom during in recent years. The authorities must now act.

Belarus: Violence and intimidation of journalists unchecked

alt informationOne of the greatest chills on the freedom of expression in Belarus is the disappearance, murder, suspicious suicide and impunity against media workers that has demonstrated the very real physical risks that those who practice independent journalism in Belarus face.

Belarus: Laws and regulations stifle independent media

alt informationDespite the constitutional guarantees and international obligations, Belarusian laws, by-laws and practices of their implementation seriously restrict the media freedom.

Belarus: A distorted media market strangles independent voices

alt informationThe authorities in Belarus tilt the media market toward state-owned players to help cement the government's hold on power and deny the rise of a truly independent press.

Belarus: Europe’s most hostile media environment

alt informationBelarus continues to have one of the most restrictive and hostile media environments in Europe.

Belarus: Time for media reform

alt informationIn a new policy paper, launched today in Minsk, Index on Censorship calls for the much-needed reforms of the media field in Belarus.