Category : Belarus

#NoImpunity: Those who attack journalists must be held to account

Today is the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. Since 2006, 827 journalists have been killed for their reporting

Belarus: Equal media access denied to opposition candidates during election

On 11 September, the people of Belarus elected the lower house of parliament, the House of Representatives. Speaking about the media environment surrounding the elections

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 30 July-10 August

Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe.

Belarus: Government uses accreditation to silence independent press

Despite repeated calls by international organisations for reform, Belarus' regime for press accreditation continues to help the government maintain its monopoly on information

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 16-23 June

Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the European Union and neighbouring countries.

Belarus Free Theatre: “Dictators are scared of a strong mutual position”

Belarus Free Theatre have been using their creative and subversive art to protest the dictatorial rule of Aleksandr Lukashenko for over a decade.

April was busiest month on record for Mapping Media Freedom

April 2016 was the busiest month for Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom since the project began in May 2014

Andrei Bastunets: Press freedom has never been easy in Belarus

Belarusian authorities were busy in 2015: the government introduced new laws aimed at restricting media outlets and distributors; freelance journalists contributing to foreign media outlets found themselves facing prosecution; and websites publishing material that “may harm the national interests of the Republic of Belarus” were extrajudicially blocked.

Mapping Media Freedom: 2015 was “tumultuous” for media workers

To highlight the most pressing concerns for press freedom in Europe, Index's Mapping Media Freedom correspondents discuss the violations the stood out most

Belarus’ counter-extremism laws used to restrict free expression

Volha Siakhovich outlines how Belarusian authorities are using anti-extremism legislation to silence journalists and human rights workers

Belarus: Media violations recorded during last month’s election

On 11 October, Belarusian president Aleksander Lukashenko won his fifth consecutive election. Whether it was a free and fair election is up for debate