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Briefing with Belarusian Civil Society and Human Rights Activists

Despite upcoming major international and domestic events that will draw attention to Belarus, in particular the 2014 Ice Hockey World Championship and the following presidential elections, Aliaksandr Lukashenka’s regime has taken no steps to stop the repression of civil, political, and economic rights in Belarus . Instead, the trends set by the violent suppression of the protests over Mr. Lukashenka’s disputed re-election in December 2010 continue, all the while the Belarusian government seeks greater dialogue with the West and demands the repeal of international sanctions.

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Belarus – Partner organization targeted by state TV hate propaganda

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - Reporters Without Borders condemns a state TV attempt to smear the Minsk-based Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), a Reporters Without Borders

Blog: What US can’t accept in Belarus, it supports in Uzbekistan – CPJ

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Last week, President Obama signed into law a bill that expands sanctions against Belarus, whose authoritarian leader Aleksandr Lukashenko continues to

A year on from Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel: China still ‘under shadow of the future’ – NED

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): One year after the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in absentia (above) to jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo, Carl

Bialiatski Conviction Latest Human Rights Abuse in Belarus

Freedom House: Freedom House condemns yesterday's sentencing of Ales Bialiatski, prominent Belarusian human rights defender and head of the Human Rights Center 'Viasna,' to 4.5 years in

Belarus: Drop Charges Against Activist – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch (HRW) - Belarusian authorities should dismiss criminal charges against a leading human rights defender, Ales Bialiatski, and release him immediately from custody. (Moscow,

CEPA and Freedom House Release Belarus Working Group Report

Freedom House: The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) and Freedom House today announced the publication of a groundbreaking report, 'Democratic Change in Belarus: A Framework for

Freedom House Releases Report: "Promise and Reversal: The Post-Soviet Landscape Twenty Years On"

Freedom House: Freedom House today launched a web feature presenting its latest special report, 'Promise and Reversal: The Post-Soviet Landscape Twenty Years On,' to mark the 20th

Europe and Central Asia – OSCE urged to prioritise protection of journalists in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine

International Freedom of Expression eXchange: A new report released by ARTICLE 19 and IMS shows that a lack of investigation into violence against journalists in the three

Belarus – Increased harassment of journalists on eve of Freedom Day

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the arrests of journalists Aleksandr Lomashkin and Ales Asiptsu in separate incidents yesterday, on the

Freedom House Condemns Belarus Postelection Trials, Continuing Crackdown

Freedom House: As trials are set to begin for those arrested in the postelection crackdown in Belarus, Freedom House continues its call for Belarusian authorities to immediately

Attacks on the Press 2010: Belarus

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Top Developments
• Authorities wage post-election crackdown, raiding newsrooms and jailing reporters.
• New Internet law requires registration of sites,

Andrzej Poczobut sentenced to prison in Belarus

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New York, February 11, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's imprisonment in Minsk of Andrzej Poczobut, a Grodno correspondent for

Belarus – Heavy restrictions for released journalists

International Freedom of Expression eXchange: The Belarusian security service (KGB) has released women journalists Natalya Radina and Irina Khalip, but has upheld criminal charges against them and

BBC to End Radio Broadcasts in Russian Русская служба Би-би-си существенно сократит количество радиопрограмм Truckee, CA, USA, January 26, 2011 -- The Russian Service of the BBC, which provides news and information to Russian-speaking audiences

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