After a period of relative calm, the Lukashenka regime is again making life extremely difficult for independent journalists.
Belarus’s KaliLaska repurposes tons of unneeded things into something vitally important for dozens of individuals across the country, but it isn’t easy running a social business.
Cheap Russian oil is a keystone of Belarus’s centrally planned economy.
Belarus has opened up, but remnants of authoritarianism remain.
A few cases of measles this past spring – quickly downplayed as imports from neighboring Ukraine – nevertheless provoked an impassioned debate about vaccinations and their merits. From Euroradio.
Business groups also oppose the E40 river project, saying Belarus needs more modern transport infrastructure.
Why Belarusian “pro-lifers” oppose the proposed law on domestic violence. From Euroradio.
Ministers failed to follow his directives, Lukashenka rages, as new PM promises to obey his leader to the letter.
At least a dozen journalists have been arrested since Tuesday in one of the biggest crackdowns in several years.
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The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.
This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes.
It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.