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7 ліпеня – дзень знікнення Дзмітрыя Завадскага 07.07.2019

19 Years Since Abduction of Dzmitry Zavadski

Today, 19 years turns since Dzmitry Zavadski disappeared; no body has been recovered, no full points in the criminal case

6th round of EU-Belarus Human Rights Dialogue takes place in Brussels 19.06.2019

6th round of EU-Belarus Human Rights Dialogue takes place in Brussels

The European Union and the Republic of Belarus held the 6th round of the bilateral Human Rights Dialogue on 18 June 2019 in Brussels.

EOC defends placing the European Games in Belarus 18.06.2019

EOC defends placing the European Games in Belarus

Once again, a major sports event is met with criticism for being placed in a semi-authoritarian regime with bad human rights records. The EOC vice president defends the decision of awarding the European Games to Minsk but is ready to discuss how to implement broader human rights demands for countries hosting Olympic events.

‘If you see Belsat journos, call the police.’ Belarus authorities playing safe? 07.06.2019

‘If you see Belsat journos, call the police.’ Belarus authorities playing safe?

A document that was allegedly sent to Svetlahorsk district collective farms and enterprises has been brought to Belsat TV attention.

What You Need to Know Covering the 2nd European Games in Belarus 05.06.2019

What You Need to Know Covering the 2nd European Games in Belarus

Lawyers of the Belarusian Association of Journalists prepared a reminder memo of what a foreign journalist needs to know coming to the 2nd European Games in Belarus. It covers:

Human Rights Watch: Media Under Attack as European Games Loom 27.05.2019

Human Rights Watch: Media Under Attack as European Games Loom

Olympic Officials Should Ensure Reporters’ Safety

Belarusian Government to Block Websites Calling for Protests During the European Games 23.05.2019

Belarusian Government to Block Websites Calling for Protests During the European Games

Alexander Lukashenka signed Edict  on security measures during the European Games in Minsk (June 17 to July 2.). The document allows hotel guards to carry out body searches of tourists, while law enforcement agencies will block websites which call for unauthorized protests within 24 hours. What else is in the edict?

Media Under Attack as European Games Loom 22.05.2019

Media Under Attack as European Games Loom

(Berlin) – Belarusian authorities have carried out concerted attacks on media freedom over the past two years that directly affect the climate in which news media will cover the country before, during, and after the upcoming European Games, Human Rights Watch said. The European Olympic Committees (EOC) should ensure that all journalists, foreign and local, covering the 2019 European Games, from June 21-30, in Belarus, can operate free from harassment.