Updated at 11:50,16-10-2017

Belarus still at bottom of Eastern Partnership media freedom list

By Tanya Korovenkova, BelaPAN

Belarus has again been ranked last among the six Eastern Partnership participating countries in a media freedom index compiled by Ukraine’s Internews with the support of the European Union.

Georgia is at the top of the list and is followed by Moldova, Ukraine, Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Internews updates the index every quarter by interviewing 10 media experts in each of the six countries. The experts identify three positive and three negative developments in the country under review, among other things.

The report focuses on media freedom regulations, their enforcement, and the state of television, radio and online media outlets.