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  1. Belarus By: Vishva Shah and Ally Albrecht

  2. Picture from Google images Map of Belarus

  3. Political Facts • The president of Belarus is Alexander Lukashenko since 1994 • republic government • Prime minister of Belarus is Mikhail Myasnikovich (since 2010)

  4. About Belarus • Languages- Russian and Belarusian • Belarus was a former part of the Soviet Union • Their president is Alexander Lukashenko (1994-present)

  5. Censorship in Belarus • 10th most censored country in the world • Only state media is broadcasted nationwide! • president signed a law censoring the internet • working as a journalist without government approval is illegal • Belarus is mainly censored against journalists and reporters. • journalists and reporters in Belarus have been fined, put in jail, beaten, and killed

  6. Banned Book • Banned the 2011 edition of the Belarus Press Photo book • Banned because it contained extremist materials that "deliberately contort" social, economic, and political life in the country • The court requested all 41 copies of the bookto be • destroyed • Fined anyone with the book 217,500 Belarusian Rubles

  7. Belarus Press Photo Book Picture from CPJ

  8. Connection to Fahrenheit 451 • Banned Books • Banned the book Paranoia by Victor Martinovich • Story about love in a time of dictatorship • destroying books

  9. Sources used • Picture of map from Google Images • Information from CPJ • Picture of Belarus photo book from CPJ • picture of Paranoia from google images