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HRC47 side-event: Media under attack in Belarus

24/06/2021 - 15:24
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The EU co-sponsored an important and timely debate in the margins of the 47th session of the Human Rights Council on media freedom in Belarus.

EU Special Representative for Human Rights Eamon Gilmore gave an EU Statement on media freedom in Belarus. 

At HRC47, the EU will present a resolution, which aims at extending the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus, Ms Anaïs Marin, and calls on the Belarusian authorities to implement her recommendations and grant her unrestricted access to the country. The resolution will address the long-standing human rights violations on the ground, as well as the recent developments, such as the increasingly restrictive legal framework for the media, journalists and bloggers, and on mass events, effectively banning any political manifestations critical of the regime. 


Watch the full EU Statement.


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