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Saturday, October 22 • 16:30 - 17:30
The acute crisis in Belarus

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Two years after fraudulent elections, and the subsequent brutal crackdown on peaceful protestors, Belarus has remained in the situation of an acute political and human rights crisis. With more than 1350 political prisoners and tens of thousands detained for political reasons, the citizens saw the regime offering the Belarusian territory as a springboard for Russia’s full-scale invasion. How are Belarusian citizens coping with the oppressive rule of Lukashenka? What are their thoughts about the war? What is the role of media and civil society in the current situation?

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Andrew W. Lehren

Senior Investigative Editor, NBC News
Andrew W. Lehren is a Senior Investigative Editor at NBC News, and has worked on a  range of national, international, and investigative stories. He was one  of The New York Times’s lead Reporters analyzing the Wikileaks trove of  diplomatic cables, Afghanistan and Iraq war logs... Read More →

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Hanna Liubakova

Fellow, Atlantic Council
Hanna Liubakova is a freelance journalist and researcher from Belarus. She is currently a non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council. She also works as a journalism trainer and mentor. She started her career at the only independent Belarusian TV channel where she worked as a correspondent... Read More →

Saturday October 22, 2022 16:30 - 17:30 CEST
Prado Park

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