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How Dev.by Stays Afloat as an Independent Publisher

  • The Fix
  • Tatsiana Ashurkevich

One of the Belarusian media outlets that has survived in exile is Dev.by, a publisher dedicated to the IT industry in Belarus and the world, producing news, interviews, reports, and analytics. The organisation operates in spite of constant threats and lack of funding. Dev.by’s CEO and founder Artiom Kontsevoi shared with The Fix how they manage to operate in such unstable conditions.

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Belarusian Journalist In Exile Calls Out State Abuses

  • Deutsche Welle
  • Vicky Hristova | Axel Rowohlt

Reporters Without Borders has ranked Belarus as the worst country for press freedom in Europe. Maria Savushkina, a Belarusian journalist currently living in Berlin, reaches tens of thousands of people back home with her political satire.

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Poland Cuts Financing for Exiled Belarusian Media

  • The Kyiv Independen
  • Maria Yeryoma

The International Press Institute has urged Poland’s Foreign Ministry to reconsider its decision to cut the financing of Belsat, a flagship Belarusian-language broadcaster operating within Poland’s public television service (TVP), amid growing concern about the survival of exiled Belarusian media. With the budget slashed, Belsat is not alone in being in a precarious state.

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Belarusian Journalists Coping with Trauma

  • International Journalists’ Network
  • Adaria Sugonyako

Belarusian independent journalists have been through a lot since 2020. Many journalists have been forced into exile. A lot of media workers today are in need of mental health support. Belarusian Journalists share their experiences coping with trauma.

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Belarus: A Life in Exile Is a Life in Transit

  • Sueddeutsche Zeitung
  • Swetlana Tichanowskaja

With her husband likely imprisoned in Belarus and facing a 15-year sentence herself, civil rights activist Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya shares reflections on life in exile with her children in Lithuania.

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Belarusian Journalists Strive to Keep Reporting

  • Voice of America
  • Liam Scott

The Belarusian outlet Tut.by, labeled ‘extremist’, faces trials. The team, now in exile, launches Zerkalo, aiming to continue reporting on Belarus, highlighting truth amid Lukashenko’s crackdown.

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