Women in white: Interview with Belarusian female photojournalists BY Arnis Balčus / FK Magazine

Photo by Volha Shukaila / TUT.by

“Media are still full of photos and videos from the events in Belarus. The key force behind the recent mass protests in Belarus are female politicians who have led the action – including the opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya – and the self-organized initiative “women in white” who have made a brave stand against the horrifying violence by the state forces. Many of the iconic images that capture the dramatic events in Minsk are made by female photographers. One such an image is Volha Shukaila’s photo with female protesters that became viral in the first days after the presidential elections.

We want to introduce three Belarusian photojournalists who are risking their lives to tell the whole world about the reality of which the official media in Belarus are silent. Volha Shukaila works for the largest independent Belarusian media TUT.by, Nadia Buzhan shoots for the oldest Belarusian newspaper Nasha Niva and Tanya Kapitonova is a photojournalist for the first independent Belarusian TV Belsat.

This interview is based on the talk that took place on our Facebook page on 27 August with small additions made afterwards. Full video can be watched below. We have also extended the possibility of donating money to these Belarusian photojournalists, scroll down for details!”

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