Anastasiya Boika

Anastasiya Boika has won the 2021 European Press Prize Special Award with ‘Brutalised Minsk: how Belarusian police beat protesters.’

Anastasiya Boika was born in 1997 in Lokomotivny town (Chelyabinsk Region), Russia and soon moved to Lida, Belarus.

In 2015 Anastasiya entered Belarusian State University (Faculty of Journalism) in Minsk and graduated in 2020.

She worked as freelance journalist at from 2016 till 2018, then was full time employed at European Radio for two years till November 2019. After quitting Euroradio Anastasiya won a scholarship and was a fellow at Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship at RFE/RL since November 2019 till June 2020.

Since June 2020 Anastasiya Boika has been working at Mediazona Belarus.

Anastasiya also completed several trainings for journalists including a storytelling training from Internews conducted by BBC special correspondent Olesya Gerasimenko.