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The Devaluation of the Nobel Peace Prize?

Two hundred and thirty-one people and organisations were nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, widely heralded as one of the most prestigious honours in global politics. Yet the five-person committee respons ...

Belarus: Lukashenko Under Pressure

Last month activists used social media sites to arrange a silent protest in Minsk – showing their opposition to Lukashenko without the kind of chants, slogans or banners that would normally result in arrest. The tr ...

Belarus: Lukashenko’s Crackdown Continues With Imprisonment of Polish Blogger

Continuing his Crackdown of political opposition, Belarus' president Lukashenko arrests Polish Journalist and blogger-activist. ...

Belarus: Lukashenko Cracks Down on Political Opposition

The police crackdown on the Minsk demonstration, in which hundreds of opposition activists and dissidents were rounded up, was condemned by rights groups and Western governments that said Lukashenko’s re-election w ...

Belarus: Endangered Journalists in Europe's Last Dictatorship
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Belarus: Endangered Journalists in Europe’s Last Dictatorship

Activist & head of 'Belarus Free Theatre' Natalia Koliada talks about life in Europe's last dictatorship after controversial election last December, a treacherous place for journalists, performers, activists and wome ...

Who Bombed Belarus..?

The only thing currently clear about Monday’s terrorist attack in Minsk is its savagery. ...

Belarus: Activist Flees Country, Facing Trial

Belarusian opposition activist facing trial for participating in "mass unrest" has fled the country. ...

Belarus: Activist Jailed for Taking Part in “Mass Unrest”

Belarusian political activist, Mikita Likhavid, has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in a maximum security prison after being found guilty of taking part in "mass unrest" in December. ...