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Amnesty International calls on renewing of the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus
Amnesty International calls on renewing of the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus
The UN Human Rights Council should support the renewal of the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation in Belarus, says the statement at the website of the human rights organization.  20.06.2016 | 08:29
Point of view: Most stereotypes about the disabled root in the Soviet practises of marginalization
Point of view: Most stereotypes about the disabled root in the Soviet practises of marginalization
Belarusian society needs to change its mentality and overcome stereotypes as well as abandon indifference and take the lead in securing basic constitutional rights of its citizens with disability.  07.06.2016 | 09:45
Belarus and the EU are to discuss human rights again on June 7
Belarus and the EU are to discuss human rights again on June 7
A regular round of Belarus-EU dialogue on human rights will take place in Minsk on 7 June, Spokesman for the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dmitry Mironchyk told media on 2 June.  04.06.2016 | 11:15
Belarus Foreign Ministry called study on modern slavery “a ridiculous document with funny numbers”
Belarus Foreign Ministry called study on modern slavery “a ridiculous document with funny numbers”
Recently the Australian human rights company Walk Free Foundation published a Global Index Slavery report, which estimates that more than 44,000 people in Belarus are living in modern slavery.  04.06.2016 | 10:11
The Information Ministry blocks access to the website of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Information Ministry blocks access to the website of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”
As of May 27, 2016 employees of government institutions cannot access the resource, which is “blocked under the laws of the Republic of Belarus.”  29.05.2016 | 12:18
The two hidden mechanisms of media censorship in Belarus
The two hidden mechanisms of media censorship in Belarus
Despite recent political developments in Belarus, such as the lift of EU sanctions, Lukashenka still firmly holds onto media control – one of key instruments, which has allowed him to stay in power.  28.05.2016 | 08:35
Belarusian Foreign Ministry: We hope Savchenko
Belarusian Foreign Ministry: We hope Savchenko's release will positively influence Minsk agreements
Minsk hopes that the transfer of Nadzeya Savchenko to Kiev will have a positive impact on the negotiation process, spokesman for the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dzmitry Mironchyk said.  27.05.2016 | 11:22
Human rights fighters issued a statement ahead of the next round of EU-Belarus human rights dialog
Human rights fighters issued a statement ahead of the next round of EU-Belarus human rights dialog
The statement urges the government to establish a dialog on human rights between government bodies and human rights organizations and to develop in coordination with them a National Human Rights Plan.  27.05.2016 | 10:03
Facebook and Microsoft declined Belarus’ secret service requests for user account data
Facebook and Microsoft declined Belarus’ secret service requests for user account data
In 2015, the Belarusian authorities asked Facebook to provide them with account data of one and only user from Belarus, which the social network declined.  24.05.2016 | 11:32
Another Belarusian sentenced to death
Another Belarusian sentenced to death
On May 19 the Homel Regional Court sentenced Siarhei Vostrykau to death on charges of raping and murdering two women.  20.05.2016 | 10:17
Miklós Haraszti is appalled by reports of the recent execution by the Belarusian authorities
Miklós Haraszti is appalled by reports of the recent execution by the Belarusian authorities
He condemned Belarus’ continued use of death penalty after reports that a man whose complaint was before the UN HRC had been executed, despite a specific request from the HRC for a stay of execution.  17.05.2016 | 12:35
Review of Press Freedom Week in Minsk
Review of Press Freedom Week in Minsk
In the first week of May, Belarus celebrated a whole bunch of holidays, and press freedom day was not an exception.  17.05.2016 | 08:19
OSCE again calls on Belarus to stop executions, introduce moratorium on death penalty
OSCE again calls on Belarus to stop executions, introduce moratorium on death penalty
The execution of Siarhei Ivanou “goes against the ongoing discussions in Belarus and the growing international trend towards the abolition of a punishment”, Director of the OSCE/ODIHR says.  12.05.2016 | 10:57
Canada lifts sanctions from Belarus
Canada lifts sanctions from Belarus
Canada plans to initiate the regulatory process to remove Belarus from its list of sanctioned countries, the Global Affairs Canada government department said in a statement on May 7.  09.05.2016 | 08:24
Belarus in focus: The state is using economic constraints to control information space
Belarus in focus: The state is using economic constraints to control information space
Authorities softened repressions against independent media, but enhanced financial pressure, introduced numerous legislative restrictions and bolstered economic discrimination against non-state media.  08.05.2016 | 09:30
Another death sentence has been implemented in Belarus
Another death sentence has been implemented in Belarus
Death convict Siarhei Ivanou has been executed at the jail of Valadarka.  07.05.2016 | 10:10
Siarhei Drazdouski:Focus is on accessibility of human rights for people with disabilities in regions
Siarhei Drazdouski:Focus is on accessibility of human rights for people with disabilities in regions
The main event of this year’s Accessibility Week is the presentation of the Zero report, a study on the situation with human rights of persons with disabilities.  06.05.2016 | 08:08
Freedom House: Yet again, Belarus is among the ten countries with the least press freedom situation
Freedom House: Yet again, Belarus is among the ten countries with the least press freedom situation
By results of 2015 human rights activists from Freedom House placed Belarus among the ten countries that have the least freedom of speech state in mass media. Our country came 192nd out of 199 states.  28.04.2016 | 08:08
Civic activists fined in Minsk
Civic activists fined in Minsk
Youth activists Viachaslau Kasinerau and Dzmitry Palienka faced trials on April 26 in Minsk.  27.04.2016 | 09:14
Yet again Belarus is among the countries that violate freedom of mass media
Yet again Belarus is among the countries that violate freedom of mass media
Once again Belarus has been included in the number of countries with the “complicated situation” in the sphere of mass media freedom, says the data from the annual World Press Freedom Index.  21.04.2016 | 11:19
Nadiya Savchenko has stopped her thirst and hunger strike after the historical talk with Poroshenko
Nadiya Savchenko has stopped her thirst and hunger strike after the historical talk with Poroshenko
Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko sentenced to 22 years imprisonment in Russia has stopped her hunger strike.  21.04.2016 | 08:04
Freedom House: nothing changed in Belarus’ regime at the fundamental level
Freedom House: nothing changed in Belarus’ regime at the fundamental level
Despite the release of prisoners and decreased state persecution of opposition, the regime remained firmly in control of all branches of power, with very little public oversight of its activities.  13.04.2016 | 11:46
The regime hopes to sell the death penalty moratorium for the highest possible price
The regime hopes to sell the death penalty moratorium for the highest possible price
Though the EU lifted its sanctions against Belarus in early 2016, the authorities seem to remain reluctant to address a moratorium on capital punishment, Lizaveta Kasmach writes.  02.04.2016 | 11:26
Death sentence to Ivan Kulesh has been upheld
Death sentence to Ivan Kulesh has been upheld
On March 28 the Supreme Court’s Criminal Board has turned down the appeal and left the verdict of the Hrodna Regional Court in place. Kulesh was told about his right to seek pardon from the President.  30.03.2016 | 09:25
Central district court of Minsk punishes participants of entrepreneurs protests with fines
Central district court of Minsk punishes participants of entrepreneurs protests with fines
Judge Mikhail Khoma didn’t put the activist Leanid Kulakou behind bars, but fined him 10.5 mln due to “the participation in a peaceful demonstration”.  25.03.2016 | 09:28
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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”

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

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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.