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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
Tatsiana Sshytsova: “A boy named Kolya” is a symbol of political appropriation of the future
Tatsiana Sshytsova: “A boy named Kolya” is a symbol of political appropriation of the future
What one should do if the future is occupied?  16.03.2016 | 09:05
Uladzimir Matskevich: Belarus will have to go through the period of publicity
Uladzimir Matskevich: Belarus will have to go through the period of publicity
Signs of publicity are already looming on the horizon, but the decisiveness of the regime for changes is not visible yet.  15.03.2016 | 08:39
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
Can we blame it on the state or where one can find time off for the future?
Can we blame it on the state or where one can find time off for the future?
On March 11 the conference “Imagining Belarus” opened in Minsk.  14.03.2016 | 08:10
Opinion: Gender (in)equality in Belarus could be changed in women’s favour due to economic crisis
Opinion: Gender (in)equality in Belarus could be changed in women’s favour due to economic crisis
Harmful gender stereotypes enforced through education system, limits imposed by the state, and low quotas for girls upheld by the traditionally ‘male’ universities add to gender inequality in Belarus.  12.03.2016 | 10:25
Have EU sanctions impeded the death penalty moratorium?
Have EU sanctions impeded the death penalty moratorium?
Such opinion was voiced by Nikolai Samoseiko, the former judge, the chairman of the working group on death penalty of the House of Representatives.  12.03.2016 | 09:12
EU representative met with human rights activists in Minsk
EU representative met with human rights activists in Minsk
Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Special Representative for Human Rights, met with Belarusian human rights activists on March 9.  11.03.2016 | 11:07
Lukashenka: A man 60 years of age is a horse that can still work hard
Lukashenka: A man 60 years of age is a horse that can still work hard
It would only be fair if the retirement age was raised for everyone, Belarus President stated during the government conference held to discuss the development of the pension system.  11.03.2016 | 09:27
Heritage is a space of fighting over what we bring to the future
Heritage is a space of fighting over what we bring to the future
In early February, Nesvizh Castle hosted an international team of experts in the field of conservation and revitalization of cultural heritage.  10.03.2016 | 09:59
Institute for Security Studies issued a brief on Belarus
Institute for Security Studies issued a brief on Belarus
Belarus’ foreign policy is aimed at ensuring regime-survival. Playing the West against Russia and courting Brussels to up the bidding for its loyalty are instrumental to this end, Anaïs Marin writes.  10.03.2016 | 08:25
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
Human Rights Center “Viasna” is not invited to the UN conference on death penalty
Human Rights Center “Viasna” is not invited to the UN conference on death penalty
The Human Rights Center has been explained that only registered organizations may participate in the international conference.  09.03.2016 | 08:30
Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities together with EuroBelarus launches a new campaign
Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities together with EuroBelarus launches a new campaign
The campaign called “Agenda 50” is aimed at helping to realize the Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities in the regions.  07.03.2016 | 09:30
Volha Smalianka: A new decree on foreign donations won’t improve the state of NGOs
Volha Smalianka: A new decree on foreign donations won’t improve the state of NGOs
On March 4 a Decree No.5 "On foreign donations" will come into force, which, according to the head of Lawtrend, doesn’t solve the old problems in relation to obtaining and registering these donations.  07.03.2016 | 08:09
Liabedzka removed application for Social March due to “Shumchanka and Statkevich’s reaction”
Liabedzka removed application for Social March due to “Shumchanka and Statkevich’s reaction”
On March 3 the United Civic Party of Belarus withdrew its application from the Minsk city Executive Committee for holding a Social March for Adequate Life in Minsk on March 14.  05.03.2016 | 09:53
Belstat: 300 thousand of tourists visited Belarus in 2015
Belstat: 300 thousand of tourists visited Belarus in 2015
The National Statistical Committee of Belarus claims that domestic tourism continues to develop and attracts an increasing number of visitors.  05.03.2016 | 08:54
Andrei Bastunets: A warning from the Information Ministry isn
Andrei Bastunets: A warning from the Information Ministry isn't a preventive measure, but a sanction
Two independent websites, Nasha Niva newspaper nn.by and Ezhednevnik ej.by received written warnings from the Ministry of Information.  04.03.2016 | 10:27
Review of freedom of associations in Belarus in 2015
Review of freedom of associations in Belarus in 2015
Assembly of Pro-Democratic NGOs and Legal Transformation Center (Lawtrend) prepared the annual Freedom of Associations and Legal Conditions for Non-Profit Organizations in Belarus review for 2015.  03.03.2016 | 10:36
Harry Pahaniaila: Media has the right to criticise Internal Ministry, but courts support the state
Harry Pahaniaila: Media has the right to criticise Internal Ministry, but courts support the state
Disputes or conflicts that MIA head calls an information war should be resolved in court; but we should remember that Belarusan courts can hardly be called independent, notes the human rights fighter.  03.03.2016 | 08:22
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
Ulad Vialichka: Civil society wants to take part in relaunch of the EU-Belarus relations
Ulad Vialichka: Civil society wants to take part in relaunch of the EU-Belarus relations
The problem is that the Belarusan authorities should make certain steps for the sake of National Dialog.  01.03.2016 | 08:33
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
Opinion: Belarus needs to ensure that both men and women enjoy equal rights in the labour market
Opinion: Belarus needs to ensure that both men and women enjoy equal rights in the labour market
The existing Belarusian legislation doesn’t effectively protect women from work discrimination nor does it stipulate what constitutes sexual harassment at work.  26.02.2016 | 10:12
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
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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.