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Reporting Belarus: the role of professional and citizen journalists in the struggle for freedom

This Foreign Policy Centre and Justice for Journalists Foundation event seeks to examine the crucial role played by journalists in covering the protest movement in Belarus and the human rights abuses being perpetrated by the Lukashenko Government. It will seek to examine the role played by journalists, bloggers and ordinary citizens of Belarus in documenting and sharing the situation on the ground. It will highlight the role played by independent media organisations and websites outside Belarus in clarifying and amplifying those messages. It will then look at how the authorities in Belarus are targeting journalists, citizen journalists and information about the ongoing situation. The event will also discuss what more the international community can do to protect journalists and others covering the protest movement and respond to the growing repression in Belarus.

You can listen to the audio recording on our Soundcloud page.

Reporting Belarus: the role of professional and citizen journalists in the struggle for freedom

This afternoon’s event is a joint webinar between The Foreign Policy Centre and Justice for Journalists Foundation / Фонд «Справедливость для журналистов» on the role of professional and citizen journalists in the struggle for freedom in Belarus. Speakers include: Natallia Radina (Editor-in-Chief of Charter 97), Andrei Sannikov (exiled opposition activist and former political prisoner), Petras Auštrevičius MEP (Member of the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee and Belarus Delegation), Catherine West MP (Shadow Minister for Europe and the Americas), Sarah Clarke (Head of Europe and Central Asia, ARTICLE 19) and Tony Lloyd MP (Chair of the APPG on Belarus).

Posted by The Foreign Policy Centre on Monday, 19 October 2020

When October 19, 2020 4pm-5.30pm
Where

The event will take place on Zoom.

Speakers

Natallia Radina, Editor-in-Chief of Charter 97

Andrei Sannikov, exiled opposition activist and former political prisoner

Petras Auštrevičius MEP, Member of the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee and Belarus Delegation

Catherine West MP, Shadow Minister for Europe and the Americas

Sarah Clarke, Head of Europe and Central Asia, ARTICLE 19

Chair: Tony Lloyd MP, Chair of the APPG on Belarus

Listen to an audio recording of the event here.

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