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Why Europe’s Last Dictator May Suddenly Need Uncensored TV

A Eurasianet partner post from Coda

Belarus may lose the only TV channel that dares to criticize its dictator. And that could be bad news for Lukashenko himself.
 
On a spring morning in 2008, two Belarusian television journalists took the elevator to the sixth floor of a residential block in Minsk. They work for Belarus’ only uncensored broadcaster, Belsat TV, and one of the apartments doubles as their office. Only a year old at the time, the channel was already winning a growing audience for its reports on corruption and intimidation in a country dubbed “Europe’s last dictatorship.”
 

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Amy Mackinnon is a reporter and editor for Coda Story.

A Eurasianet partner post from Coda

Why Europe’s Last Dictator May Suddenly Need Uncensored TV

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