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The state doesn’t care about the old, children, or animals, animal advocates say
The state doesn’t care about the old, children, or animals, animal advocates say
President's administration has declined a motion of animal protection organizations, which suggested introducing a draft law “On animal protection” into the 2014 plan.  28.01.2014 | 08:56
So far, the Mass Media Law remains the same
So far, the Mass Media Law remains the same
However, if some changes are introduced, the Ministry of Information is ready to cooperate with the journalistic community and even hold an open discussion.  20.01.2014 | 11:14
Opinion: For now there is little hope for real change in the healthcare sector
Opinion: For now there is little hope for real change in the healthcare sector
However, the situation can change if more doctors in Belarus become active, writes Vadzim Smok.  17.01.2014 | 11:25
Yauheni Sheuko: I was sitting on the brink of a precipice, and could be seriously injured if I fall
Yauheni Sheuko: I was sitting on the brink of a precipice, and could be seriously injured if I fall
For Yauheni Sheuko, a wheelchair-bound invalid, lawsuit against Airport “Minsk” turned out to be successful, even if it didn’t meet all his expectations.  16.01.2014 | 11:07
Andrei Vitushka: There should be wider discussion of reform in the Belarusan medical system
Andrei Vitushka: There should be wider discussion of reform in the Belarusan medical system
In today’s situation it is hard to talk about motivation of Belarusan medics to do a quality job, believes the specialist of the Republican theoretical and practical center “Mother and child”.  14.01.2014 | 09:14
Challenging Cooperation on the Local Level
Challenging Cooperation on the Local Level
The success of civil society organisations in Belarus depends upon many factors.  10.01.2014 | 15:00
Aliaksandr Jarashuk: It will be pointless to return to Belarus after working abroad for a long time
Aliaksandr Jarashuk: It will be pointless to return to Belarus after working abroad for a long time
Introduction of new labor obligations for Belarusans can cause decline in living standards. More and more people from among the workable population will start looking for jobs abroad.  09.01.2014 | 09:55
The potential for societal unrest to exacerbate political instability is growing in Belarus
The potential for societal unrest to exacerbate political instability is growing in Belarus
This is due to the erosion of democratic freedoms, increasing crackdowns on political opposition and the brutality by security forces towards protesters, risk analysts say.  07.01.2014 | 10:18
Opinion: Applying cosmetic measures instead of real structural reforms
Opinion: Applying cosmetic measures instead of real structural reforms
Lukashenka struggles to prevent civil servants from leaving their jobs, which actually means he is firing officials without any structural adjustments, writes Yauheni Preiherman.  21.12.2013 | 10:51
BelarusDigest issues analytical paper on Belarusan identity affected by Lukashenka
BelarusDigest issues analytical paper on Belarusan identity affected by Lukashenka's rule
Based on a number of empirical studies, the paper attempts to trace a detailed picture of the impact of the political regime in the formulation of Belarus’ national identity.  13.12.2013 | 10:41
Exhibition “Accessibility Symbol” took place in Minsk
Exhibition “Accessibility Symbol” took place in Minsk
Opening ceremony of the “Accessibility Symbol” exhibition took place in the art room “ЦЭХ” on October 22nd. The exhibition had been working for 10 days in Minsk.  03.11.2013 | 11:38
The results of the survey on national Belarusan and European values are available
The results of the survey on national Belarusan and European values are available
ODB publishes a survey about European and national values in Belarus in order to contribute to the debate on the relations between Belarus and the EU from the public’s perspective.  02.11.2013 | 11:59
Tatiana Vadalazhskaya: Employment Ban in Present-Day Belarus
Tatiana Vadalazhskaya: Employment Ban in Present-Day Belarus
The publication of the working papers of the Second International Congress of Belarusian Studies, which took place on September 28030 in Kaunas (Lithuania), is now available.  02.11.2013 | 09:45
Where and how to protect labour rights for a person with disability?
Where and how to protect labour rights for a person with disability?
According to the data of the Office for the rights of persons with disabilities, about 30 per cent of appeals to the Office are related with the problems of people with health limitations’ employment.  05.10.2013 | 12:08
Belarus ranks 60 on the life quality of the aged
Belarus ranks 60 on the life quality of the aged
Even though the analysis covers only 91 country out of 193, the countries included into the analysis depict 89 per cent of the world population over 60 years old.  03.10.2013 | 14:07
Belarus still holds the leadership in inflation rate among post-Soviet nations
Belarus still holds the leadership in inflation rate among post-Soviet nations
Belarus had the highest inflation rate among the post-Soviet nations in the first seven months of 2013, according to official statistical data.  02.09.2013 | 07:37
Nokia added 22,000 km of streets to the global database in Belarus
Nokia added 22,000 km of streets to the global database in Belarus
Now Finnish company is negotiating with the authorities in Belarus to obtain a licensing agreement to market the maps it compiles.  28.08.2013 | 08:21
Belarusans are among the heavy smoking nations
Belarusans are among the heavy smoking nations
While Russia is the World's second-largest cigarette market after China, Belarus is on the seventh position with an average number of cigarettes smoked per capita.  21.08.2013 | 13:00
Eastern Europe has substantial increase of people who die of AIDS-related complications
Eastern Europe has substantial increase of people who die of AIDS-related complications
AIDS death rates in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union have soared in the last decade while the EU continues to put the brunt of its funding for treatment and prevention in developing nations.  20.08.2013 | 11:40
Why do Belarusians emigrate?
Why do Belarusians emigrate?
On 12 July, Prime Minister Mikhail Miasnikovich proposed to introduce a tax on non-working Belarusians, writes Ryhor Astapenia.  08.08.2013 | 13:53
People with disabilities in Belarus: struggling with barriers
People with disabilities in Belarus: struggling with barriers
Belarus is the only country in Europe that hasn’t acceded to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and people with disabilities remain marginalised, writes Ryhor Astapenia.  14.07.2013 | 11:43
Siarhei Drazdouski: I wish we found out what each of us means by problems of accessibility
Siarhei Drazdouski: I wish we found out what each of us means by problems of accessibility
The chosen accessibility symbol is subject to further public discussion and harmonization.  25.05.2013 | 09:56
Zmicier Shautsou:We should reform health services to prevent the system
Zmicier Shautsou:We should reform health services to prevent the system's self-destruction
The head of the Belarusan Association of Medical Officers and the Deputy of the House of Representatives assures that free medicine remains, though not forever and not for everyone.  10.05.2013 | 09:57
Belarus is listed among the top countries for motherhood
Belarus is listed among the top countries for motherhood
According to the 14th State of the World’s Mothers report currently released by Save the Children, Belarus and Lithuania share the 26th place among the countries best suitable for motherhood.  10.05.2013 | 08:21
Siarhei Drazdouski: the state buries its head in the sand and does not see discrimination
Siarhei Drazdouski: the state buries its head in the sand and does not see discrimination
Belarus is in favor for the joining to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, but there is still no legal clarity about the concept of discrimination.  21.04.2013 | 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.