Researcher of the Center for New Ideas. Lesia comes from Hrodna and lives in Stockholm. She received master’s degrees in Political Science and Journalism in Sweden. She is currently writing a PhD thesis on the communication of political bloggers in authoritarian states. Lesia was one of the coordinators of a successful campaign to change the official name of Belarus in Swedish from “Vitryssland” to “Belarus.” She worked with international projects in the areas of human rights protection and election observation. She has publications in Swedish, German, British, and Belarusian media outlets. Lesia’s spheres of interest include technology development and democratization, journalism of decisions, political technologies.