Heroes on the verge of the abyss: a report from a women's shelter in Mahilioŭ

Heroes on the verge of the abyss: a report from a women's shelter in Mahilioŭ

07 March 2019
Natasha and her 14-year-old son Sasha have no place to live. They found shelter at the Social Crisis Centre for Women in Mahilioŭ. Natasha says that her family was saved by the centre and that she will fight for her son.
Sustainable media: the key to independence

Sustainable media: the key to independence

27 April 2018
Every year on 3 May, the world marks Press Freedom Day. It’s a day on which we are reminded of the role of free media as a cornerstone of democracy, of the importance of media pluralism, of the significance of objective, quality, ethical journalism in informing citizens and defending their…
Five women who are changing Belarus

Five women who are changing Belarus

08 March 2018
When the role of women in Belarusian society is discussed, the talks are often contentious. While some are convinced that everything is fine with women's rights, others believe that Belarus is only at the start of its journey towards gender equality, and that women are still subject to certain pre-…
Assistance for the sake of truth: how the EU supports the independent mass media in the Eastern Partnership countries

Assistance for the sake of truth: how the EU supports the independent mass media in the Eastern Partnership countries

20 September 2017
A video published on the official Facebook account of the EU Delegation to Ukraine opens with words: "Three things you should know about Russia Today and Sputnik." The video explains that Russian state-run mass media "do not want to be impartial", and that they "create fake news". These facts are…