The Council of Ministers decided to close down the news bureau of the international radio station “European Radio for Belarus”. The media outlet journalists have been working without accreditation since the fall, while access to the euroradio.fm website has been blocked.
The journalists are convinced that with the closure of the news bureau the official Minsk responded to the fourth package of sanctions. Since the beginning of the protests, security forces have detained more than 500 journalists. A number of print publications have faced bans on printing and distribution.