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...