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2008-09-16 12:00:25

Text of report in English by Belarusian privately-owned news agency Belapan Minsk, 16 September: Polatsk activists of a youth opposition group called Young Front have been denied permission to stage a demonstration on 20 September as part of the group's campaign for a boycott of the forthcoming parliamentary elections. As Ales Krutkin, who filed the application, told BelaPAN, the city government explains that films for children will be screened in a nearby movie theatre at the time and...

2008-09-16 06:00:28

Text of report in English by Belarusian privately-owned news agency Belapan Brest, 15 September: The Brest city executive committee has permitted opposition parliamentary candidate Ihar Maslowski to hold a series of rallies in his electoral district between 20 and 23 September. The daily rallies are to be held near the Lahuna market between noon and 3 p.m. and near the Uskhod shopping center and the Svitanak grocery store between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and are expected to draw up to 20 people...

2008-09-11 06:00:22

Text of report in English by Belarusian privately-owned news agency Belapan Minsk, 10 September. Media coverage of the ongoing parliamentary campaign in Belarus is nearly as poor as of the previous one, Alyaksandr Antsipenka, the head of the media monitoring group of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, said at a news conference in Minsk on Tuesday [9 September]. There are a few minor differences, Antsipenka noted. "Firstly, in [Russian President] Vladimir Putin's words, the state...

2008-09-09 12:00:27

Excerpt from report by Belarusian privately-owned news agency Belapan Minsk, 9 September: Russia's Severstal Steel Works wants to build a new steelworks in Belarus, the press office of the Belarusian Council of Ministers has said with reference to Belarusian Prime Minister Syarhey Sidorski. Following his meeting with a delegation of Russia's Vologda Region, Sidorski said the Belarusian government plans to invite bids for the construction project worth more than 2bn dollars. The project...

2008-08-19 15:00:53

Text of report by Belarusian privately-owned news agency Belapan Minsk, 19 August: Non-governmental mass media have been covering the election process participants much broader in comparison with non-governmental ones, media expert Ales Antsipenka, a member of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) public association, told a news conference in Minsk on 19 August. BAJ presented to journalists the second bulletin about the mass media's coverage of the parliamentary election...

2008-08-11 12:01:05

Text of report in English by Belarusian privately-owned news agency Belapan Minsk, 11 August: China's Guangdong Nuclear Power Group has expressed its intention to participate in the construction of Belarus's first-ever nuclear power plant, Belarusian Deputy Energy Minster Mikhail Mikhadzyuk told reporters in Minsk on Monday [11 August]. "China has 20 years of experience in the construction and maintenance of nuclear power plants, and that is why we will consider this proposal of the...

2008-08-08 12:00:40

Negotiations with the French-German company Areva regarding possible construction of a nuclear power plant by the company in Belarus have been postponed, the Belapan news agency reported on 8 August, quoting Mikalay Hrusha, deputy director-general of the Belarusian Science Academy's Sosny nuclear and power engineering centre. Hrusha said that the visit by the Energy Ministry delegation was postponed because Areva's CEO Ann Lauvergeon would be on vacation at the time. Originally published...

2008-08-05 15:00:28

Text of report by Belarusian privately-owned news agency Belapan Minsk, 5 August: A trend of biased coverage of the parliamentary election has formed in the state-owned media, media expert Ales Antsipenka, a member of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) public association, told a news conference in Minsk. He said that this conclusion was made as a result of monitoring carried out by the BAJ from 21 July to 31 July. A total of 19 Belarusian media outlets, both state and...

2008-08-04 15:00:31

Minsk, 4 August: Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka signed the law "On mass media", the presidential press service reported on 4 August. The draft of the law was passed by the House of Representatives [lower house of parliament] in the second reading and approved by the Council of the Republic [upper house of parliament] on 28 June. [Passage omitted: background, see media feature by BBC Monitoring "New Belarusian media law requires repeat registration of all media", 26 June 2008.]...

2008-07-02 15:00:21

Text of report in English by Belarusian privately-owned news agency Belapan Minsk, 2 July: Both existing and new mobile operators can be granted a license to build 3G networks in Belarus, Henadz Tsaryk, a departmental chief at the communications ministry, told reporters in Minsk on Wednesday [2 July]. Bids for such licenses may be accepted from both groups of applicants, according to the official. "If there are such contenders that can create a network within an appropriate period, no...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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