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Hostility Toward Media No Longer Limited To Authoritarians, Watchdog Warns

vor 2 Stunden 29 Minuten
The media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is warning that violations of press freedom are no longer the practice of authoritarian regimes and dictatorships.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarusian Leader Has Harsh Words For Russia, West -- And Warning For Moscow

Die, 2018-04-24 13:07
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has used an annual address to criticize both the West and Russia, accusing Western countries of "inciting trade wars" and charging that Moscow has blocked Belarusian goods from the Russian market.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarus Moves To Tighten Control Over Online News, Social Media

Don, 2018-04-19 19:39
The lower house of the Belarusian parliament has approved in its first reading draft amendments to the country’s media law that would tighten control over online news websites and social-media networks.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

EU Lawmakers Deplore Harassment Of Independent Belarusian Media

Don, 2018-04-19 13:17
The European Parliament has overwhelmingly approved a resolution deploring the harassment of independent media before and after the February 2018 local elections in Belarus.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Bugs For Dinner In Belarus

Mit, 2018-04-18 14:45
This Belarusian entrepreneur hopes that eating crickets will be the next food fad -- and make him rich.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Executions Down Globally In 2017, But Remain High In Iran, Pakistan

Don, 2018-04-12 03:16
Executions and death sentences continued to drop globally in 2017 after hitting record-high levels in previous years, with Iran and Pakistan remaining among the world’s top five executioners, Amnesty International said on April 12.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarusian 'Chainsaw Killer' Faces Life In Prison On New Charges

Mit, 2018-04-11 10:30
A Belarusian teenager serving a 15-year prison term after being convicted of killing a woman with a chainsaw in an attack on a shopping mall faces new charges and could be sentenced to life in prison.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

'Dramatic Change' As Democracy Undermined Across Europe, Eurasia, Freedom House Finds

Mit, 2018-04-11 06:07
Contempt shown by governments for independent institutions and civil society, attacks on the political opposition and independent media, as well as an incessant push to blend the ruling party with the state, are becoming the new normal in postcommunist Europe and Eurasia, U.S.-based democracy monitor Freedom House warns in its latest report.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Lukashenka Hints At Shift In Belarusian Power Structure, But Not Yet

Die, 2018-04-10 13:24
Authoritarian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka has dangled the prospect of decreasing the ample powers of the president in Belarus, but suggested that such a change should not be expected in the near future.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Spain Breaks Up Ukrainian-Russian Cybercrime Gang

Die, 2018-03-27 18:29
Spanish authorities have broken up a cybercrime syndicate of Ukrainian and Russian nationals that allegedly stole more than 1 billion euros ($1.24 billion) from bank accounts over more than four years.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

EU Urges Belarus To Release All Activists Jailed On 'Freedom Day'

Mon, 2018-03-26 21:57
The European Union has called on Belarus to immediately release all the opposition activists who were arrested at the weekend as they attempted to hold an unsanctioned rally in the capital.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Spain Captures Alleged Mastermind of $1.2 Billion Bank Hacks

Mon, 2018-03-26 16:46
Europe's law enforcement agency says Spanish police have arrested the alleged mastermind of a cybercrime syndicate that stole more than 1 billion euros ($1.24 billion) from banks over more than four years.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

The Daily Vertical: A World That Could Have Been, But Never Was (Transcript)

Mon, 2018-03-26 10:52
The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarusian Police Arrest Opposition Supporters

Son, 2018-03-25 14:39
Police have arrested more than 30 participants in a rally called on March 25 in downtown Minsk by opposition leader and former presidential candidate Mikalay Statkevich. The rally was not approved by the authorities. Belarusians in the country and abroad are rallying on March 25 to mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Belarusian People's Republic, which was effectively taken over by Soviet Russia in 1919.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Dozens Arrested In Belarus As Opposition Marks 'Freedom Day'

Son, 2018-03-25 14:31
Dozens of people have been arrested in Belarus as opposition activists attempted to hold a rally in the capital, Minsk.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

EU Lawmakers Slam Brussels Over Belarus Policy

Don, 2018-03-22 11:11
Thirty-five members of the European Parliament have criticized the European Union’s position toward Belarus in a letter, saying that the bloc's relationship with Minsk is centered on economic cooperation, trade, and assistance instead of being focused on human rights, democracy, and the rule of law.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

EU Urges Belarus To End Capital Punishment, Amid Reports Of Execution

Don, 2018-03-08 15:34
The European Union has criticized Belarus for executing convicted murderer Kiryl Kazachok and urged President Alyaksandr Lukashenka's government to abolish capital punishment.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

From A Belarusian Orphanage To The Paralympics

Mon, 2018-03-05 12:07
Twenty-two-year-old Vadim Lipinski, who grew up disabled in an orphanage in Belarus, is about to race for his country at the Paralympics in South Korea. For the young skier, the chance to win gold is a lifelong dream, but he's pursuing other dreams as well: a closer relationship with his birth parents and a home and family of his own.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

'Miss Wheelchair World' Barred From Trendy Minsk Nightclub, Claims Discrimination

Mit, 2018-02-28 19:46
The first winner of the Miss Wheelchair World beauty pageant is crying foul after a trendy nightclub in Minsk denied her entry, claiming safety issues.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarusian Vlogger In Trouble For Mocking 'LukaSHERLOCK'

Mit, 2018-02-28 14:44
A Belarusian vlogger has attracted the attention of the authorities after posting a video that pokes fun at President Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild