Media given full access
Around 1,000 Belarusian and foreign journalists have been accredited to observe the presidential elections in Belarus
Over 330 journalists from the national media — employees of TV channels, periodical editions and news agencies — have been accredited to work at the Information Centre of the Central Commission for Elections and National Referenda, monitoring the presidential elections. Over 400 foreign journalists have been accredited at the Belarusian Foreign Ministry, in addition to 220 journalists with permanent accreditation. The Foreign Ministry’s Press Secretary, Andrei Savinykh, noted that all journalists accredited at the Belarusian Foreign Ministry were allowed to work at the Central Election Commission’s Information Centre. The accredited journalists included those from famous editions and TV stations, from the CIS, Europe and the USA. Among them were representatives from the BBC, Reuters, The Guardian, France-Presse, The Financial Times, The Associated Press, Le Monde, La Republica, El Mundo, and Die Presse.