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    “The decision of the Executive Analytical Center was a setback, but not a tragedy.” Media managers and experts comment on the new order allowing to seize domain names

    April 11, 2024
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    27 sharp splinters to remind the war is not over. An exhibition honoring Ukrainian journalists opened in Vilnius

    February 26, 2024
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    Fact-checking Rimas Bružas’ column on LRT: 2% real vs 50% claimed

    Last week, many Belarusians living in Lithuania were disturbed by the column written by journalist Rimas Bružas. Among other things, the author intended to show that Belarusian migrants who ‘bring along a stinking snake of disrespect towards our [Lithuanian] way of life’ are not welcome in the country. The text only presented a few facts, but one figure was easily verifiable. Journalist Siarhei Tsverdzichau questions certain claims from the high-profile story through a research.
    February 08, 2024
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    “Belarusian media funding is declining, while competition from Russian media is on the rise.” Is there a solution?

    The troubling case of the KYKY website is not an isolated event. Many independent media outlets are likely to experience funding problems shortly. After three years of working in exile, the Belarusian media has entered another turbulent period. Not all of the outlets will successfully navigate this period. But is there a way out?
    January 19, 2024
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    The most reassuring thing is getting feedback from the audience”. Belarusian independent media’s take on the year’s results and their plans for the future

    December 28, 2023
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    Support for journalists and media, solidarity campaigns, European awards, and TikTok launch: BAJ yearly closure

    December 26, 2023
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    Reform.by media is on the brink of closure

    Reform.by’s editor-in-chief, Fiodar Pauliuchenka, explains why the project may be forced to close down.
    December 22, 2023
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    Reporters need helmets, body armor, and psychological support. What challenges do media in Israel face?

    October 13, 2023
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    “Independent media is experiencing a business model collapse, and society is subjecting itself to self-censorship.” Highlights from the Freedom House report

    Internet freedom in Belarus deteriorated further during the coverage period. The government intensified its suppression of online critical voices, blocking of independent media outlets and information sources, and use of legislation to criminalize online materials produced by what it deemed to be “extremist” or “terrorist” groups. Although virtually all nonstate media outlets are now operating from exile, they continue to disseminate content via social media and messaging applications.
    October 05, 2023
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    Physical threats, disinformation, censorship. Six modern challenges for the media

    Belarusian independent journalism has been in a troubled zone in recent years. Despite the difficulties, media professionals feel that things have become more stable, even with the profession’s repression and criminalization. During the roundtable discussion arranged by BAJ and the Mixer journalist organization (Poland), evaluations were made.
    September 13, 2023
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    “Everything his camera captured turned into a masterpiece.” Renowned photographer Anatol Kliashchuk passes away

    Anatol Kliashchuk was a well-known photographer for the Zviazda newspaper who took striking pictures. His nature photography is poetic and deeply moving. Kliashchuk worked as a photojournalist, photographer, and artist. Though he passed away recently, his memory lives on through his numerous films, videos, and books.
    September 05, 2023
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    An IFEX Q&A with the Belarusian Association of Journalists: Defending press freedom is a marathon, not a sprint

    August 07, 2023
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    “If one of us is imprisoned, the other one takes the child and leaves the country.” The key from the report of human rights activists on the psychological state of political emigrants

    The psychological problems of Belarusian political emigrants, including journalists, have become the center of attention of human rights activists. Many are still going through traumatic experiences, struggling with depression, separation from loved ones.
    June 13, 2023
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    “For them, the events in our region are a conflict between Russia and satellite countries.” Belarusian journalist talks about visiting South Korea

    June 05, 2023
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    “I stay so that those who have been imprisoned or forced to leave have a place to return to”. Motivations of journalists who choose to stay in Belarus

    On the eve of World Press Freedom Day, we interviewed colleagues and friends who remain in Belarus. They talked about their hopes and dreams, explained how they take care of themselves, and what helps them not to get demoralized and keep working. Names have been changed for safety reasons.
    May 11, 2023
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