Stories about Belarus

29 November 2016

Internet Freedom Declines in Russia and Ukraine, Improves in Belarus

Russia, Belarus and the Central Asian states were all rated "not free" in Freedom House's 2016 "Freedom on the Web" report.

26 March 2015

Belarus Tightens Grip on Internet With New Data Retention Decree

The new data retention demands are just the latest in a string of restrictive Internet measures employed by Belarus in the wake of the next presidential election.

25 February 2015

Belarus Bans Tor and Other Anonymizers

Belarus is banning anonymizers, typically used to circumvent government censorship and reach online resources banned inside the country, including many of the opposition websites.

24 February 2015

The Dress Rehearsal for the Belarusian Crackdown

"Belaruskaya Pravda" chief editor Yuri Dubina says the recent crackdown in Belarus on independent online media is only "the dress rehearsal" before the presidential election this November.

7 June 2009

Hostages of Realpolitik: EU Wouldn’t Notice New Belarusan Prisoners of Conscience

A video is now being circulated by bloggers on the Internet in order to attract attention to the fate of Belarusan prisoner of conscience Mikalaj Autuchovic who is dying in...

31 March 2009

Belarus: Bloggers Helped Reinstating Teacher Fired by the British Company Branch on Political Ground

Bloggers in Belarusan Internet (ByNet) has launched an extensive campaign to reinstate a teacher of English Marjana Hruździłovič which had been fired from the Belarusan SOL Language Centre that acts...

15 July 2008

Belarus: The Blast, the Arrests, and Bloggers’ Solidarity

A week ago, a homemade bomb packed with bolts and screws tore through a crowd of thousands of people who had gathered for the Independence Day all-night concert near the...

1 October 2007

Belarus: Give Lukashenko his LuNet!

When the Belarusian activist Dzianis Dzianisau was detained for nearly two months on charges of “taking part in manifestations which disturb public order”, the Belarusian blogsphere successfully organized an online...

8 August 2007

Belarus to increase its control of the Internet

President Alexandre Lukashenko is planning to increase the control of the Internet. “If we read what is posted there, we will see that it serves as a platform not only...

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