The aim of this project is for independent media in Belarus to play a greater role in promoting non-discrimination and the social inclusion of vulnerable groups. By extension this will improve democratic standards and freedom of expression in Belarus.

Civil Rights Defenders and the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) will together strengthen BAJ’s organisational capacity and organise educational activities for their members about the rights of vulnerable groups. They will also carry out advocacy for two new proposals for amendments to media legislation.