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Forced migration in Belarus: A serious problem that has no real treatment yet
Forced migration in Belarus: A serious problem that has no real treatment yet
All the while, the prevention of trafficking remains a concern that has not been adequately addressed by domestic law enforcement or by a number of NGOs operating in Belarus, Alena Yakzhyk writes.  05.04.2016 | 11:15
Belarus takes part in the 60th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
Belarus takes part in the 60th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
The delegation of Belarus is headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alena Kupchyna.  16.03.2016 | 10:43
Why the Greek Catholic Church remains weak in Belarus?
Why the Greek Catholic Church remains weak in Belarus?
Until now, the significance of the Greek Catholic Church has remained small, although numbers of the faithful, priests and places of worship is gradually increasing, writes Ryhor Astapenia.  14.03.2016 | 09:59
Iryna Salamatsina: Only the state is engaged in gender issues; civil society withdrew itself from it
Iryna Salamatsina: Only the state is engaged in gender issues; civil society withdrew itself from it
That’s how we live: with gender equality that isn’t functioning in the country, but with indicators that the international community takes seriously, says the founder of the "Gender route” project.  09.03.2016 | 09:25
17 criminal cases for the unjustified increase of utility tariffs were initiated
17 criminal cases for the unjustified increase of utility tariffs were initiated
The State Control Committee has started these criminal cases for the unjustified increase of payments for housing and utilities.  01.03.2016 | 09:20
Opinion: Card of the Pole will cause a drain on Belarus labour force, strengthen Poland’s influence
Opinion: Card of the Pole will cause a drain on Belarus labour force, strengthen Poland’s influence
Recently Poland has aimed its immigration policy at absorbing a young labour force from Belarus. Belarusan authorities definitely dislike the initiative, but have proved unable to counter it so far.  28.02.2016 | 09:23
Pact publishes first polling memo on community participation in Belarus
Pact publishes first polling memo on community participation in Belarus
Pact is launching a series of publications on Belarusians’ participation in the development of local communities.  25.02.2016 | 10:25
Catholic status quo in Belarusian politics
Catholic status quo in Belarusian politics
A shortage of priests, lack of administrative structures and temples in need of rebuilding are the key problems. Solutions to all the issues depend on Belarusian authorities, Artsiom Tkachuk believes.  24.02.2016 | 11:10
UN suggests that Belarus takes Syrian refugees
UN suggests that Belarus takes Syrian refugees
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees encourages Belarus to share the burden of responsibility for and care of forced Syrian migrants.  19.02.2016 | 09:08
Does Belarus have problems with the freedom of religion?
Does Belarus have problems with the freedom of religion?
It appears that it does, which is primarily connected with the deficient legislation.  18.02.2016 | 11:26
Point of view: Belarusian society isn’t yet ready to accept shorter maternity leave
Point of view: Belarusian society isn’t yet ready to accept shorter maternity leave
The maternity leave reform will require changes in Belarusian mentality as well as guarantees of good care in nurseries, writes Lizaveta Kasmach.  18.02.2016 | 09:48
About a thousand people took part in the demonstration of entrepreneurs in central Minsk
About a thousand people took part in the demonstration of entrepreneurs in central Minsk
The next meeting is scheduled for February 22 in Kastrychnitskaya Square in Minsk.  16.02.2016 | 10:53
Refugees in Belarus: Global security concerns define the refugee agenda in Belarus in 2016
Refugees in Belarus: Global security concerns define the refugee agenda in Belarus in 2016
Recent amendments to the law show that the state controls the possible increases of migration streams; however, being on the EU’s periphery, Belarus shouldn’t fear mass arrivals of asylum-seekers.  28.01.2016 | 12:11
Belarus Labor Ministry: The retirement age won’t be raised in 2016
Belarus Labor Ministry: The retirement age won’t be raised in 2016
Belarusans shouldn’t expect the raise of the retirement age in 2016, stated the representative of the Belarusan Labor and Social Protection Ministry, at the press conference on 4 January.  06.01.2016 | 13:10
Gintautas Mažeikis: Political sphere and arena ratio in light of information wars and propaganda
Gintautas Mažeikis: Political sphere and arena ratio in light of information wars and propaganda
Modern political strategists got caught in their own trap. Society’s inertia makes them depend on the performative nature of political life and participate in the “race of information armory”.  24.12.2015 | 09:35
Siarhei Drazdouski: The state is “earning money” on the people with disabilities
Siarhei Drazdouski: The state is “earning money” on the people with disabilities
The budget for 2016 keeps this year’s situation for the disabled the same.  23.12.2015 | 08:21
Belarus. PrayForParis (photo)
Belarus. PrayForParis (photo)
On the night of 13th-14th of November this hashtag became one of the top in social networks. Belarusians are solidary with France offline, too. On the morning of November 14 Belarusans were bringing f  16.11.2015 | 08:03
Point of view: It is thanks to Belarusan writers that an alternative view on the Soviet past remains
Point of view: It is thanks to Belarusan writers that an alternative view on the Soviet past remains
This article cites the examples of prominent Belarusian writers, who illustrate that the Belarusan leaders have failed manifestly to address the crimes of Stalin and other consequences of Soviet rule.  04.11.2015 | 10:50
For many Belarusans long queues and low salaries in health care matter more than democracy
For many Belarusans long queues and low salaries in health care matter more than democracy
In regional context it may seem that Belarus has a similar health service to Poland or Lithuania; however, life expectancy in those countries remains higher than in Belarus, writes Ryhor Astapenia.  03.11.2015 | 11:36
Ihar Kuzniatsou: “If we had a chance to get the villains from their graves, we would do that”
Ihar Kuzniatsou: “If we had a chance to get the villains from their graves, we would do that”
Recently the memory of the victims of Stalinist repressions was honored in Kurapaty. The only input of the state was militia in civilian clothes and road police that stopped everyone who came by car.  02.11.2015 | 11:25
Is social economy a phenomenon for Belarus?
Is social economy a phenomenon for Belarus?
The conference “Social economy: how to be successful despite the crisis” launched in Minsk on October 22.  26.10.2015 | 08:24
Siarhei Drazdouski: Words about preparing Belarus to sign the Convention don’t prove to be true
Siarhei Drazdouski: Words about preparing Belarus to sign the Convention don’t prove to be true
“Socially oriented” Belarus has become the last country of Europe that has joined the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities. But should we really feel euphoria about it?  16.10.2015 | 12:07
Belarus to join UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Belarus to join UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Now the state has officially committed itself to provide full participation in civic, political, economic, social, and cultural life of the society for the disabled.  30.09.2015 | 10:23
Point of view: Today Ukraine authorities view Belarusan volunteers as an obstacle, not an asset
Point of view: Today Ukraine authorities view Belarusan volunteers as an obstacle, not an asset
The true scale of Belarus’ involvement in Russia-Ukraine war is unknown, since most Belarusans hide their participation to avoid persecution of Belarusan state that considers them to be mercenaries.  10.09.2015 | 11:39
“No” to illegal construction: Lawyers call upon citizens to actively fight for their rights
“No” to illegal construction: Lawyers call upon citizens to actively fight for their rights
Civic union “Ecodom” is going to protect the right of citizens to favorable environment in court.  07.09.2015 | 09:20
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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.