Eastern Europe

Searching for Banksy in Belarus

Belarussian artists and intellectuals have found a place in Minsk where they can express themselves, but still feel they are being monitored closely by the KGB.

In Belarus, Clapping Can Be Subversive

As the rallies in Belarus grow each week, the government has begun to crack down. But protesters are not deterred and have started making homemade DVDs of police brutalities.

Home and Away

Despite President Lukashenka’s threats to put an end to the demonstrations occurring in Belarus, young activists are expanding the pro democracy movement on social networking sites.

My Story: Arrested in Belarus

Pulitzer Center grantees Dimiter Kenarov and Jason Motlagh were arrested by Belarussian police while reporting from the country.

Belarus Protesters Find Inspiration

In Minsk, during the worst economic crisis since the fall of the USSR, youth take to the streets to protest Lukashenko, seeking a revolution through social media. Will the rest of Belarus join them?

No Applause, Please

Young Belarussians are protesting President Lukashenka's economic policies by hosting clapping protests every week.

Dark Days for the Black Market

Belarus sealed its borders with the West to control the resale of petrol. Now, citizens who once made a profit off of selling smuggled goods on the black market are struggling to make a living.