Free Media Awards 2021
Katsiaryna Andreyeva & Darya Chultsova - Hviterussland

Katsiaryna Andreyeva and Darya Chultsova are joint recipients of a Free Media Award for their intrepid live coverage of the protests against Lukashenko’s regime.

For their journalistic activities, they have been sentenced to two years in prison. They worked for Belsat, a Polish television channel aimed at Belarus. Belsat’s mission is to produce independent news about developments in Belarus. The Belarusian authorities have never accredited Belsat, allowing the authorities opportunities to persecute Belsat’s employees.