Free Media Awards 2021
Katsiaryna Barysevich

Investigative journalist Katsiaryna Barysevich of the news portal is receiving the Free Media Award for her coverage of the lawsuits and sentences used by Lukashenko’s regime against peaceful demonstrators.

Katsiaryna Barysevich’s courageous involvement can best be exemplified by her articles on the Raman Bandarenka case. After unmasking the methods used by the regime that resulted in Bandarenka’s death, she was imprisoned and found guilty. Razam, the Belarusian Association in Norway, is among the organisations that nominated her for the award.