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No Tangible Change in Belarus: UN Rights Council Should Renew Rapporteur Mandate

The report of the Special Rapporteur clearly indicates “the absence of significant improvements” in the country, and despite some marginal improvements on freedom of association, flags “further restrictions on online media.” As said by one of Belarus’ prominent independent media professionals, “2018 has become the darkest year for Belarusian journalism since 2011.” In the past two years, Belarusian authorities filed a record number of criminal charges against journalists and bloggers, and carried out groundless searches of several news organizations. 2014 legislation authorized the Information…

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