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Belarus Escalates Crackdown on Independent Journalism

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Click to expand Image Young demonstrators during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, 6 December 2020. © 2020 The Associated Press On December 3, a court in Minsk stripped TUT.BY of its media license over allegedly spreading “false information.” TUT.BY is one of the most popular online outlets in Belarus, reporting on a broad range of social and political issues, including police abuse against peaceful protesters. According to Belarusian law, state authorities can revoke media accreditation after two warnings issued within one year.…

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