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Maison des journalistes : So close, so near : Belarus – a year of struggle as seen by photojournalists


To be at the heart of the action to testify. To put in the center of the image the news of the world and the men and women who live there.

For more than a year, this is the mission that Belarusian photojournalists have been pursuing to show the trials and movements of a people rising up in the face of increasingly authoritarian power.

In Belarus, in Europe, thousands of citizens find themselves, despite threats, marching together against the regime embodied by the figure of President Lukashenko. Journalists are the first victims of repression and pay dearly for the exercise of their freedom of expression. Of their right to inform. Forced into exile, deprived of free media, imprisoned or threatened, they continue their fight for freedom by showing their images, showing what others would like to hide. . The House of Journalists and the City Hall of the 10th arrondissement of Paris are joining forces with the Lithuanian Embassy in France, the Polish Institute and the Belarusian Community in Paris to show the commitment of Belarusian photojournalists in the heart of Paris, in the heart of Europe. “So close, so close: Belarus – a year of struggle seen by photojournalists “honors the production of 7 photojournalists. We present here the work of 3 of them: Kseniya Halubovich, Viyaleta Sauchyts, Volha Shukaila,


Maison des Journalistes

5 rue Cauchy, 75015 Paris,

and on the gates of the Villemin garden

132 quai de Valmy 75010 Paris

until October 21, 2021


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