Stories about Belarus

Belarus Moves to Block Tor in Fight Against Online Anonymity

Belarus is ramping up efforts to crack down on Tor. But does Minsk actually have the ability to block the anonymity network?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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