For 27 years, Alexander Lukashenko has held onto power in Belarus through rigged elections and political repression. Despite his grip on all official levers of power, the country is seeing sustained protests that have undermined his authority and legitimacy at home and abroad. Is there a way forward for Belarus without Lukashenko? Join the World Affairs Council on November 9th in a special early morning virtual program with Hanna Liubakova, a Belarusian journalist who has fled the country, to discuss the situation in Belarus.
About the Speaker:
Hanna Liubakova is a journalist from Belarus and non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council. She works as a journalism trainer and mentor. She started her career at the only independent Belarusian TV channel Belsat where she worked as a correspondent and TV presenter. Hanna has reported from various countries and regions, including Belgium, UK, Poland, France, and Chechnya. She was a recipient of the Václav Havel Journalism Fellowship at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Czechia, as well as a World Press Institute Fellowship in the United States. Hanna received a degree in Art History from The Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland in 2010 and a Master of Art with distinction in International Journalism from Brunel University in London in 2017. She was awarded the Peter Caws Prize for best postgraduate dissertation.