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It's a year today since the disputed elections in Belarus. They sparked unrest because the election was widely believed to have been rigged in favour of Alexander Lukashenko, who's held power since 1994. Three women joined forces to challenge Alexander Lukashenko. One of the woman - Maria Kolesnikova - is now in prison and facing trial. Maria’s sister, Tatyana, speaks to Emma on the anniversary of the election. New research appears to show that extremist attackers are often united, whatever their ideology, by a significant history of domestic violence whether as perpetrators or victims. Joan Smith is an author, journalist and the co-chair of the mayor of London’s Violence Against Women and Girls board. In the last year she has been part of Project Starlight, a government-led investigation to further understand the motivations of those who behave in this way. Have you adopted a special pose for photos to make all your pictures instantly Instagram ready? Do you do a flamingo, a street star or a coy pose? Emma is joined by Michaela Efford, a fashion influencer photographer, to tell us what it takes to make influencers look effortlessly cool and how you can do the same. Anna Whitehouse was one of the first parenting influencers. Called Mother Pukka, she had hundreds of thousands of followers looking at her pictures and comments on family life. But in her new book Underbelly – she explores the darker sides of social media and admits she shared aspects of her personal life that she wished she hadn’t. Presented by Emma Barnett Produced by Frankie Tobi