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Belarus - "Belarus Press Photo 2011" ruled "extremist": Triumph of censorship... and absurdity

Reporters without borders
The district court of Oshmyany in the Hrodna region of western Belarus has ordered the destruction of copies of a book ruled “extremist” – a collection of photos submitted to a prestigious 2011 competition for independent photojournalists. Reporters Without Borders, which showed its support for the “Belarus Press Photo” competition by republishing a dozen of the images on the organization's WeFightCensorship site, expressed outrage and astonishment. “To describe the photos collected in ‘Belarus (...)

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