Belarusian government's persecution of the first Polish foreign satellite channel Belsat TV
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Belsat TV is one of the most successful projects of the Polish government, created with a goal of providing Belarusians with an alternative source of news that is broadcast in the Belarusian language. An enormous contribution of the journalists of Belsat TV in creating political transparency in Belarus by live streaming the events where the erosion of human rights could be found on full display made it a target of the Belarusian government’s persecution. During the ten years of the channel’s broadcasting to Belarus, the country’s authorities applied various methods of persecutions to hinder its works. The research of this Master’s thesis centers around the fluctuation in the Belarusian government’s repression of Belsat TV over the past decade. Comprehension of the reasons that cause these fluctuations can help policymakers of the countries that aspire to build stronger ties with Belarus to make more precise predictions about Lukashenko’s government’s response to a variety of their rapprochement tactics.