Free Media Awards 2010
Borisovskije Novosti - Belarus

In Belarus, Borisovskije Novosti, the dynamic district newspaper and the largest regional newspaper in the country, first and foremost presents local news.

Despite pressure from the State and persecution, the newspaper provides critical, independent coverage of political issues.

The weekly newspaper was nominated by Andrej Dynko, Nasha Niva, Sergej Satsuk, Ejednevnik, Irina Vidanava and Rodger Potocki, Director for Europe and Eurasia, National Endowment for Democracy (NED), Washington, D.C. The prize is EUR 15 000.