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Belarusan authorities continue attacking the rights and freedoms of the academic community
Belarusan authorities continue attacking the rights and freedoms of the academic community
The Independent Bologna Committee states lack of progress in implementation of the roadmap of reforms in the higher education of Belarus in the part of fundamental academic values.  21.11.2015 | 09:17
Ban Ki-Moon: "I will never stop calling for an end to the death penalty"
Ban Ki-Moon: "I will never stop calling for an end to the death penalty"
Despite many years of criticism from human rights activists, Belarus has not signed the Second Optional Protocol and continues to use the death penalty HRC “Viasna” recalls.  17.11.2015 | 13:32
Legal Transformation Centre and Assembly of NGOs issue analytical report on human rights in Belarus
Legal Transformation Centre and Assembly of NGOs issue analytical report on human rights in Belarus
The report covers the period from July to September 2015.  10.11.2015 | 09:37
Stand up for Journalism campaign: Journalists and bloggers from Belarus united for free Internet
Stand up for Journalism campaign: Journalists and bloggers from Belarus united for free Internet
Belarusian Association of Journalists joined the European campaign of solidarity. On November 5, BAJ held an online conference on questions of regulating ByNet.  09.11.2015 | 10:37
UN criticises situation with mass media in Belarus
UN criticises situation with mass media in Belarus
The UN special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus Miklos Haraszti assumes that the work of independent media is impossible without broad reform in this country.  09.11.2015 | 09:04
A memorial day in Vilnius (photos)
A memorial day in Vilnius (photos)
The memory of the victims of political repressions was honoured not only in Belarus. Due to sadly known events the head of the Center for Legal Transformation Elena Tonkacheva cannot be in Minsk now.  02.11.2015 | 08:09
School on the rights of persons with disabilities launched in Minsk
School on the rights of persons with disabilities launched in Minsk
The School is aimed at raising legal awareness in the sphere of the rights of persons with disabilities and protection of theirs rights.  01.11.2015 | 09:01
Miklós Haraszti is concerned about the attack of the Belarusan authorities on the Internet
Miklós Haraszti is concerned about the attack of the Belarusan authorities on the Internet
“Independence of mass media in Belarus is impossible”, - such depressing conclusion is given in the report on the freedom of expression of opinions of the UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus.  29.10.2015 | 08:55
Mikhail Pishcheuski maimed after LGBT-party died in hospital
Mikhail Pishcheuski maimed after LGBT-party died in hospital
The activist of LGBT-movement was in hospital from May 2014; after the beating he was diagnosed with skull fracture and cerebral haemorrhage.  28.10.2015 | 10:40
Ratification of the Convention on Rights of the Disabled will require actions that no one thought of
Ratification of the Convention on Rights of the Disabled will require actions that no one thought of
Actually, it’s not a fact that ratification won’t be delayed for years. Organizations of persons with disabilities are concerned about probable problems with Convention’s integration into our reality.  22.10.2015 | 09:08
Council of Europe and the EU call on Belarus to abolish death penalty
Council of Europe and the EU call on Belarus to abolish death penalty
Thorbjørn Jagland, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini issued a declaration.  10.10.2015 | 10:08
“Murder Is Not Justice”: Start of the Week against Death Penalty in Belarus
“Murder Is Not Justice”: Start of the Week against Death Penalty in Belarus
The cruelty and inhumanness of this kind of punishment are symbolized by the robe of a death convict, sent to the relatives of the executives instead of their personal belongings.  06.10.2015 | 11:20
The report outlining persecution of prominent human rights lawyers in Belarus is now published
The report outlining persecution of prominent human rights lawyers in Belarus is now published
Human Rights House Network has highlighted the growing intimidation and persecution of human rights lawyers, and made the case for strengthening the protection they receive.  27.09.2015 | 09:39
There can be no Belarus-EU dialog without equal participation of the civil society
There can be no Belarus-EU dialog without equal participation of the civil society
A detailed comment of the Coordinating Board of the Belarusan National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum on possible restoration of cooperation between Belarus and the EU.  14.09.2015 | 10:16
Belarus is now included in the map that records threats to journalists in Europe
Belarus is now included in the map that records threats to journalists in Europe
“Mapping Media Freedom” launched in 2014 earlier documented media freedom in the EU, the Balkans, and Turkey. However, it was recently recorded and now expands to Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.  12.09.2015 | 09:48
Aliaksei Mihalevich detained on Belarusian border to be released under non-leave recognizance
Aliaksei Mihalevich detained on Belarusian border to be released under non-leave recognizance
The former political prisoner Ales Mihalevich was released from the Ashmiany District Police Department without the change of “preventive punishment”.  09.09.2015 | 09:15
Yauhen Shauko: Needs of people with disabilities must be taken into consideration by business
Yauhen Shauko: Needs of people with disabilities must be taken into consideration by business
Chairman of the Belarusian National Association of Disabled Persons in Wheelchairs, described the advantages of the CSR strategies in the barrier-free environment.  08.09.2015 | 08:06
FIDH: Political prisoners’ release cannot atone years of arbitrary detention and discrimination
FIDH: Political prisoners’ release cannot atone years of arbitrary detention and discrimination
Ahead of the upcoming discussion by EU on whether to renew or lift restrictive measures against Belarus, FIDH urges the EU to address the crucial lack of sustainable reforms in the country.  06.09.2015 | 10:19
U.S.: Release of political prisoners is an important step toward normalizing relations
U.S.: Release of political prisoners is an important step toward normalizing relations
But the Department of State still calls on the Government of Belarus to restore the political rights of these six and other former political prisoners.  27.08.2015 | 09:31
Dictator’s “humanism”: Political prisoners’ release of will hardly bring systemic political changes
Dictator’s “humanism”: Political prisoners’ release of will hardly bring systemic political changes
Lukashenka can barely be characterised as a politician driven by the principles of humanism – for the past 21 years while in power, the country has consistently ranked low on all democracy scales.  27.08.2015 | 08:27
Mikalai Statkevich: a hero, a politician, a man
Mikalai Statkevich: a hero, a politician, a man
The release of political prisoners will result in improvement of Belarus’ relations with the EU and the US, but not in recognition of elections and their winner.  26.08.2015 | 11:20
Office for the Rights of the Disabled: Include us to Republican Public Monitoring Commission
Office for the Rights of the Disabled: Include us to Republican Public Monitoring Commission
The Office sent an official letter to the Ministry of Justice with a request to include its representative to the commission monitoring the situation with prison conditions.  26.08.2015 | 08:26
Mikalai Statkevich will stay under supervision for 8 years
Mikalai Statkevich will stay under supervision for 8 years
The former political prisoner must visit the police office and register there within three days.  25.08.2015 | 09:30
Investigative Committee charges suspects in “graffiti case”
Investigative Committee charges suspects in “graffiti case”
The activists face restriction of freedom for up to three years, or imprisonment for a period of one to six years.  21.08.2015 | 11:43
A Russian-language electronic catalog of the decisions of the UN Committees has been created
A Russian-language electronic catalog of the decisions of the UN Committees has been created
Belarusian graduates and experts of the "International Law in Advocacy" program created a Russian-language electronic catalog of the decisions of the UN Committees on individual complaints.  19.08.2015 | 12:07
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Gintautas Mažeikis: The relation of political field and arena in the framework of information war

In his report, philosopher Gintautas Mažeikis discusses several concepts that have been a part of the European social and philosophical thought for quite a time.

“It is our big joint work”

It is impossible to change life in cities just in three years (the timeline of the “Agenda 50” campaign implementation). But changing the structure of relationships in local communities is possible.

Shhh! Belarus Wants You to Think It’s Turning Over a New Leaf

Minsk’s muddled media clampdown could jeopardize warming of relations with the West.

Mikhail Matskevich: How to create a local agenda and make it a problem solving tool

To achieve changes, you need to be interested in them and stop pinning all hopes on the state.