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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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Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - 39 leaders, groups named as Predators of Freedom of Information in 2013 On World Press Freedom Day, Reporters Without Borders is

Beset by online surveillance and content filtering, netizens fight on

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - This report, which presents the 2012 list of countries that are “Enemies of the Internet” and “under surveillance,” updates the report

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,

‘New battle for hearts and minds’ in former Soviet space? — NED

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Are authoritarians winning the war of ideas in the former Soviet bloc?

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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

Uzbekistan – Charges dropped against freelance journalist Elena Bondar — Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - Reporters Without Borders notes that the Uzbek authorities have dropped all charges against Elena Bondar , a freelance journalist who was

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

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