Charlie Bertsch / 05 May 2023

The Long 1980s

Molchat Doma in America

When Belorussian dark wave band Molchat Doma began to play their viral TikTok hit Судно at their recent Tucson, Arizona show, I looked out over the tightly packed crowd filling the floor in front of me and was struck by how happy and how diverse it was, from race to age to fashion.(...)

Tanya Lokot / 08 Mar 2021

Always Under Surveillance

COVID-19 and Digital Freedoms in Eastern Europe

From genome sequencing to track virus mutations, to smartphone apps monitoring close contacts with those who test positive, countries around the world have harnessed technological solutions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.(...)
Ales Plotka / 23 Dec 2020

Remaking Belarus

New Protest Strategies

In Belarus, demonstrators continue to resist and protest, refusing to recognise the results of the 9 August presidential election in which Alyaksandr Lukashenka claimed a sixth consecutive term.(...)