Belarus: Crackdown on freedom of expression

Belarus: Crackdown on freedom of expression -

Following the disputed Presidential elections in Belarus, we are launching a series of videos which will explain the current violent crackdown on freedom of expression in the country. We are deeply concerned by the use of force against the protests around the country and attacks on media freedom. This includes evidence of journalists and media workers being attacked, beaten, arrested or detained solely for doing their jobs.

For our first video, our partner organisation Journalists 4 Tolerance interviewed the chairperson of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, Andrei Bastunets, on gross violations of journalists’ rights over the course of the presidential election.

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For our second video, our partner organisation Journalists 4 Tolerance interviewed the co-founder of Human Constanta NGO, Alyaksei Kazlyuk, on internet shutdowns and blocking websites in the aftermath of the presidential election.

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For our final video, our partner organisation Journalists 4 Tolerance interviewed the co-founder of Probono.by project, Yana Goncharova, who talks about solidarity and self-organisation of Belarusian civil society that works together to help victims of human rights violations in the aftermath of the presidential election.

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