Media

Belarus has an extremely restricted and hostile media environment. Recent years have brought no genuine improvements to this situation. In a country that has not held a free and fair election since 1994, the authorities keep tight control over the media, severely limiting access to information. Independent journalists are routinely harassed.

Please see the articles below on the problems faced by free media in Belarus:

People are prohibited to read the website of HR Center “Viasna” at work

Participants of the 6th yearly conference “Business Internet”, held on 3-4 October in Minsk, were shown the so-called “black-list” of national web-resources, the access to which is blocked in all state institutions of the country.

The black list also includes the web-site of the human rights center “Viasna”, popular socio-political websites: charter97.org, belaruspartisan.org, currency exchange portal prokopovi.ch and Yauhen Lipkovich’s blog, lipkovichea.livejournal.com.

This list was created by the Operative-Analytical Center of the President in conformity with ruling #11/1 of 26 June 2010.

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FIDH report on the restrictions to the political civil rights of citizens of Belarus after the 2010 presidential elections

FIDH presents its report on the restrictions to the political and civil rights of citizens of Belarus after the 2010 presidential elections at press conference in Minsk.

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12 July 2011

Today, in Minsk, FIDH representatives hold a press conference to present the fact-finding mission report on the situation in Belarus...

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