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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...

2008-08-19 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...

2008-08-08 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: Efforts to crack down on "illegal" home computer networks are being foiled by the difficulty of discovering such networks, Stsyapan Vaytsyashonak, chief engineer at the Minsk Television Information Networks, told Belapan. This past February, the Minsk Television Information Networks announced plans to disable home networks by July. When asked how many networks were disabled, Vaytsyashonak said...

2008-06-29 06:02:26

Text of report in English by Belarusian privately-owned news agency Belapan Minsk, 28 June: The Council of the Republic (upper house of the Belarusian parliament) on June 28 voted 48 to one to approve a new version of the Belarusian media law, which has been criticized by journalists and opposition politicians for restricting the constitutional right to disseminate and receive information. The law was submitted to the National Assembly [parliament] on 10 June and was adopted by the House...

2008-06-24 15:02:39

Text of report in English by Belarusian privately-owned news agency Belapan Minsk, 24 June. The House of Representatives [lower house of parliament] on 24 June voted 96 to two to pass the second, final, reading of a new version of Belarus' Media Law, which has been slammed by journalists and opposition politicians as restricting the constitutional right to disseminate and receive information. Yury Kulakowski, chairman of the standing Committee on Human Rights, National Relations and the...


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