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Freedom from government intimidation in Belarus

For over 20 years, the Belarusian civil society and particularly human rights defenders have been operating in an increasingly restrictive environment.

For over 20 years, the Belarusian civil society and particularly human rights defenders have been operating in an increasingly restrictive environment. The state security services seek to intercept communication and information about the support provided to victims of repressions, about names of activists or about any civic activity in the country.

This project is aimed at further increase in the capacity among the Belarusian human rights defenders, journalists and civic activists and their organizations to protect themselves from risks associated with digital communication, unauthorized access to information and persecution on the basis of the information retrieved by the authorities via illegal access to sensitive information; to bring up a new culture of following simple rules and codes of conduct ensuring security of information and therefore an increased security of civil society organizations (CSOs) and their target groups from persecution.

Funding to date

2017 $64,980 9 months

Total Funding: $64,980

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