Protests in Belarus

Situation in Belarus

Belarus has one of the most oppressive media climates in the world, ranking 153 in the RSF World Press Freedom Index. The Presidential elections in August 2020 and the following protests has put press freedom under even more pressure. In 2021, the massive campaign against independent media was increased further, and with the country's good ties to Russia, even after the invasion of Ukraine, this only deteriorates more in 2022.