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RFE Coverage Of Elections And Protests In Belarus Cited In Int'l Media

Last weekend, Belarus held presidential elections which saw strongman ruler Alyksandr Lukashenka returned to power with nearly 80% of the vote. RFE's Belarus Service, Radio Svaboda, provided comprehensive coverage of the elections and the mass protests that followed with a live blog, videos, and photos of the protests and the violent crackdown that followed.

RFE's coverage of the events in Belarus were widely cited by major international media outlets:

Belarus Looks East, West As Vote Nears
Will Englund | The Washington Post
Decmber 18, 2010

In Belarus, A Slide Toward Eastern Aggression
Anne Applebaum | The Washington Post
December 21, 2010

Belarus Betrayal
James Kirchick | The New Republic
December 17, 2010

Video Of Oppostition Protests In Belarus
Robert Mackey | The New York Times
December 20, 2010

Mayhem In Minsk
James Kirchick | The New Republic
December 20, 2010

James Kirchick Interviewed By CBC (part one; part two)
Canadian Broadcasting Channel
December 19, 2010

Belarus Police Crack Down On Journalists After Election Protests
Michael Calderone | Yahoo! News
December 20, 2010

The EU Blew Its Chance To Bring Belarus In From The Cold
Simon Tisdall | The Guardian
December 20, 2010

Europe's Last Dictator Holds On To Power
Max Fisher | The Atlantic Wire
December 20, 2010