Free Media Awards 2021

The news portal, which was nominated by the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights House Foundation, are receiving a Free Media Award for 2021.

The independent news portal has been the most read news outlet in Belarus, earning it international recognition. Last year, the group made films of the protests that were shared with media outlets the world over. The authorities’ sanctions against the news portal have intensified; their status as a news portal has been withdrawn and the journalists have lost their accreditation. On 21 May this year, the portal was blocked following a decision taken by the authorities, and 13 employees were imprisoned.