The first episode of the Minsk Express in Russian is intended to discuss the work of Belarusian journalists. According to the press freedom index Reporters Without Borders, Belarus in 2021 ranks 158th out of 180 seats. What does it mean to be a journalist in the face of constant government pressure and repression? What encourages independent journalists in Belarus? How has the presentation of Belarus in the Western press changed? How did the independent media in Belarus in 2020? August protests?
You can find the podcast record here.