Monday, October 26

Belarus

Belarus, World, World News

Belarusian authorities block news websites amid massive protests – The Canadian News

MINSK, Belarus - Belarusian authorities have blocked a number of media websites reporting on the country rocked by two weeks of protests against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. The Belarusian Journalists Association said on Saturday that more than 20 sites had been blocked, including those of US-funded Radio Liberty and Belsat, a Polish-funded satellite television channel that focuses on Belarus. On Friday, the state publishing house stopped printing major independent newspapers Narodnaya Volya and Komsomolskaya Pravda, citing equipment malfunction. Unprecedented protests in Belarus over its size and duration erupted after the August 9 presidential elections in which official results gave Lukashenko a sixth term in office. The protesters allege that the results...
01s-stories, Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus, Music, Tyga

Tyga cancels Belarus concert at human rights group’s request

By Brent Furdyk. 26 seconds ago Tyga pulls out of a controversial concert in Belarus after a human rights group urged him to cancel, A human rights group is calling on Tyga to cancel an upcoming show in Belarus, claiming that the rapper's performance has been designed as a distraction to draw attention to upcoming elections that could end the 26-year reign of dictator Alexander. Lushashenko. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the US-based Human Rights Foundation has requested that Tyga (real name Michael Ray Stevenson) withdraw from his August 8 performance at Hip Hop Fireworks in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, noting that the event The government-sponsored program is scheduled for the night before the country's presidential elections and is part of a "pl...
01s-stories, Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus, Music, Tyga

Human rights group asks Tyga to cancel concert in Belarus ‘organized and financed by the dictatorship’

By Brent furdyk. 14 seconds ago CPImages Tyga is asked by a human rights group to cancel an upcoming show in Belarus, claiming that the rapper is a pawn in upcoming elections that could end the 26-year reign of dictator Alexander Lushashenko. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the US-based Human Rights Foundation has requested that Tyga (real name Michael Ray Stevenson) withdraw from his August 8 performance at Hip Hop Fireworks in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, noting that the event sponsored by the government is scheduled for the night before the country's presidential elections and is part of a "plan to distract protesters from opposition rallies." In a letter sent to the rapper, the foundation hints that Tyga is an u...