LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said it was sending an extra 1.5 million pounds to help support media and human rights organisations in Belarus, citing a need for independent media and to counter disinformation.
“This additional funding will help to support independent media and those defending human rights in Belarus, at a time when objective and honest reporting is most vital,” a foreign office statement said.
The additional cash would support projects over two years, and represents a doubling of existing aid to the sector, the statement said.
($1 = 0.7571 pounds)
Reporting by William James; Editing by Alison Williams
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