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Belarus is the 1st country in Europe to print UN Convention on the Rights of the Disabled in Braille
Belarus is the 1st country in Europe to print UN Convention on the Rights of the Disabled in Braille
The info center that printed the Convention in Braille can help anyone with visual impairments to change information to a convenient format: Braille, audio file or a file with tactile graphics.  29.01.2016 | 11:54
OSCE condemns attack on journalist by police and calls on the authorities to ensure his safety
OSCE condemns attack on journalist by police and calls on the authorities to ensure his safety
In the statement on January 27 the OSCE's representative on freedom of the media, Dunja Mijatović, condemned an attack against a journalist that was carried out earlier this week by police in Belarus.  28.01.2016 | 13:07
Valiantsin Stefanovich on graffiti trial: No changes in the system happened; January is disturbing
Valiantsin Stefanovich on graffiti trial: No changes in the system happened; January is disturbing
"Let's hope that there’ll be no imprisonments, yet the process once again claims that the graffiti trial is politically motivated," - the Deputy Chair of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" said.  28.01.2016 | 08:46
Journalist beaten at the hearing of the graffiti case
Journalist beaten at the hearing of the graffiti case
Pavel Dabravolski, a reporter for the tut.by portal, was detained and beaten in court of the Frunzienski district.  27.01.2016 | 09:32
Patriotic graffiti case trial takes place in Minsk
Patriotic graffiti case trial takes place in Minsk
Vadzim Zharomski, Viachaslau Kasinerau, and Maksim Piakarski are answering charges over Belarusian-language graffiti.  26.01.2016 | 08:07
Andrei Bastunets: Belarus’ authorities always trend towards stifling freedom of speech through law
Andrei Bastunets: Belarus’ authorities always trend towards stifling freedom of speech through law
In the interview with the Index on Censorship the chair of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, talks about the state of press freedom in our country and why is has never been easy for Belarus.  21.01.2016 | 10:37
Another journalist was fined in Homel
Another journalist was fined in Homel
The Kalinkavichy district court L found freelancer journalist Kastus Zhukouski guilty and fined him for 7 mln 350 thousand BR (around €330).  20.01.2016 | 11:38
Can there be gender equality in situation of patriarchal thinking in Belarus?
Can there be gender equality in situation of patriarchal thinking in Belarus?
International rates recognise that Belarus has made progress in aligning social status of men and women. However, such practise isn’t widespread and only loyal females are appointed to high posts.  17.01.2016 | 08:34
UNGA showed that Belarus should move away from Russia and embrace cooperation with the West
UNGA showed that Belarus should move away from Russia and embrace cooperation with the West
Efforts of the Belarus’ diplomacy at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly 2015 brought mixed results. Lukashenka’s statements at the high-level segments of the session went largely unnoticed.  15.01.2016 | 11:07
This year’s first death sentence is passed in Belarus
This year’s first death sentence is passed in Belarus
On January 5, the Minsk Regional Court pronounced this year’s first death sentence to Henadz Yakavitski, a resident of the town of Vileika, charged with “murder committed with extreme cruelty”.  13.01.2016 | 10:39
Student activist got expelled from the Belarusian State University
Student activist got expelled from the Belarusian State University
Hleb Vaikul, the participant of the student protest told about it in the video appeal.  13.01.2016 | 09:49
Yauheni Shauko: People with disabilities have to count only on their pensions
Yauheni Shauko: People with disabilities have to count only on their pensions
Economic crisis in Belarus continues. How will people with disabilities survive in these conditions?  30.12.2015 | 10:30
The trial of participants of “Students march”: a student fined 4.5 million Belarusan rubles
The trial of participants of “Students march”: a student fined 4.5 million Belarusan rubles
Maskousky District Court punished the social activist Pavel Siarhei for participating in a peaceful protest against the introduction of student fees for exam and test retakes.  24.12.2015 | 08:12
Foreign Ministry: Belarus and the US will continue human rights dialogue
Foreign Ministry: Belarus and the US will continue human rights dialogue
There will be place to discuss “the discussion of contentious human rights issues”, the Belarusan Foreign Ministry promises.  21.12.2015 | 10:23
The UN Human Rights Committee recognized the sentence to the executed Pavel Sialiun unfair
The UN Human Rights Committee recognized the sentence to the executed Pavel Sialiun unfair
The UN Committee concluded that Pavel Sialiun's right to life was violated – he was executed before his case was considered in the UN Committee.  18.12.2015 | 08:24
Report on the state of media in Belarus and other Eastern Partnership Countries issued now
Report on the state of media in Belarus and other Eastern Partnership Countries issued now
The report presents an overview of the media landscape in each country of the Eastern Partnership region and assesses the latest developments that affect the good functioning of the media.  12.12.2015 | 11:46
In Belarus, threat for free speech lies in broad definitions of “extremist materials"
In Belarus, threat for free speech lies in broad definitions of “extremist materials"
In this article, a correspondent Volha Siakhovich outlines how Belarusian authorities are using anti-extremism legislation to silence journalists and human rights workers.  12.12.2015 | 10:08
Belarusan human rights defenders call on the state “to take urgent restorative measures”
Belarusan human rights defenders call on the state “to take urgent restorative measures”
The leaders of the Belarusian human rights organizations issued an open letter, which calls on the state to take a number of measures, which do not require legislative changes.  11.12.2015 | 10:01
Freelance journalists from Homel filed a second complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee
Freelance journalists from Homel filed a second complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee
A freelance journalist based in Homel assumes that her rights for getting and spreading information are violated.  10.12.2015 | 09:54
The dialog between the disabled and the state: A seemingly present, but at times relative
The dialog between the disabled and the state: A seemingly present, but at times relative
At least now the authorities admit that there are “cases of discrimination” of persons with disabilities in Belarus. And will still be until the generation changes.  10.12.2015 | 08:27
Work on zero report on realization of Convention on the rights of the disabled starts today
Work on zero report on realization of Convention on the rights of the disabled starts today
On the International day of people with disability a Memorandum on cooperation takes effect. The Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities initiated it in order to prepare a “Zero” report.  03.12.2015 | 09:19
Belarus State University rector hid from “March of love and solidarity” behind the university doors
Belarus State University rector hid from “March of love and solidarity” behind the university doors
An hour or so before the demonstration the BSU rector Siarhei Ablameika canceled the planned meeting with the students.  03.12.2015 | 08:06
EFJ Head appeals to Lukashenka re freelance journalists
EFJ Head appeals to Lukashenka re freelance journalists
The head of the European Federation of Journalists Mogens Blicher Bjerregård suggests introducing the legal status of freelance journalists into the law of Belarus.  02.12.2015 | 11:35
The public prepares a zero report on realization of the Convention on the rights of the disabled
The public prepares a zero report on realization of the Convention on the rights of the disabled
This document records the situation in the sphere of disability at the moment of signing by Belarus of the Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.  01.12.2015 | 14:40
Belarusian man sentenced to death, two more sentences may be passed soon
Belarusian man sentenced to death, two more sentences may be passed soon
The Hrodna Regional Court chaired by Judge Anatol Zajats has sentenced to death a resident of Lida District Ivan Kulesh.  24.11.2015 | 09:59
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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.