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Understanding engagement of Belarusian online media using Facebook social network

July 2021

Author: Mikhail Doroshevich
A number of non-state Belarusian online media have experienced limiting of access to their internet resources and copies of those resources for Belarusian internet users by decisions of the Ministry of Information of the Republic of Belarus during 2020-2021. For example, a decision to limit access to tut.by Internet resources was published on May 18, 2021.

Over 30% of Belarusian Internet audience aged 15-74 years old was using Facebook.com social network, including mobile applications, according to the “Use of Social Networks and Messengers” study carried out in November, 2020. Let’s consider facebook.com social network engagement of six blocked Belarusian online-resources: tut.by, kyky.org, belsat.eu, euroradio.fm, naviny.by, nn.by during the period from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021:

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The publication is prepared by the Baltic Internet Policy Initiative

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