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Hanna Liubakova

Hanna Liubakova

Journalist and analyst


Hanna Liubakova is a journalist and analyst from Belarus. She is a non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council and has written about the latest developments in Belarus for The Washington Post, The Economist, and other international outlets. She won the 2023 One Young World Journalist of the Year Award and was the 2021 European Press Prize finalist.

Liubakova began her career at the only independent Belarusian channel, Belsat TV, which was banned by the regime in Minsk. She later joined RFE/RL and worked in Prague, Czech Republic. Currently, she is working on a book about Belarus.

Following the 2020 revolution, Hanna was forced to flee Belarus and later learned she was on the regime’s wanted list. She continued to report on the people’s resistance, which became even more crucial amid the Belarusian regime’s participation in the war against Ukraine.