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MovaTUT, Social Contracting-Belarus Civil Society Digest
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The most popular Belarus web portal TUT.BY launched a new initiative to promote the Belarusian language, MovaTUT. The law 'On alternative Service' adopted at the session in the House of Representatives on first reading Minsk districts introduce state social contracting....
23 September 2014
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Why Is the Eastern Partnership Dead? Map of Reforms, Talaka, Greenmap – Belarus Civil Sociey Digest

Foreign policy of the European Union in Eastern Europe and the possible future of the Eastern Partnership were debated in Minsk this week. Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS) under the REFORUM project announces a call for national experts to...

8 August 2014
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Online Travel to Belarus, USB Rally, Kraj.BY – Belarus Civil Society Digest

Budzma campaign and the Belarusian Language Society launch the second season of a weekly Kraj.BY program which is online-travel throughout Belarus. Legal Transformation Center Lawtrend has released the latest data of its monitoring on information provided at the official state...

15 July 2014
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Dealing with Alcohol Abuse, Cycling in Minsk, REFORUM – Belarus Civil Society Digest

Movement For Freedom invites to a summer school programme entitled 'Belarusian idea and the ways of national consolidation'. The New Eurasia Establishment held in Minsk a USAID-supported workshop Financial Management for Non-profits for directors, finance and program managers from civil society...

20 June 2014
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Enterpeneurs Ready to Protest, Public Discussions in Minsk – Belarus Civil Society Digest

IDEA is organising a discussion of Ukrainian events in Minsk. European Cafe hosts public lectures by European intellectuals. Minister of Culture of Belarus, Boris Svietlau handed Fond of Ideas an honorary diploma for organising an exhibition and significant contribution to...

9 June 2014
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Tax Freedom Day, Monitoring of Belarusian Students’ Rights – Belarus Civil Society Digest

How much Belarusians work for the state and for themselves? – Liberal Club presents its findings in a special report. Student Council wants to monitor violations of the rights of students at the Belarusian universities. Belarusian House (Poland) offers Belarusian unregistered...

12 June 2013
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Setting Up an NGO in Belarus: Challenge Yourself

Earlier this month the Belarusian authorities refused to register yet another human rights organisation called For Just Elections (Za Spravedlivye Vybory). To put it mildly, the three reasons for the refusal are odd: none of them seemed to be based...

28 May 2012
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Brian Bennett on his Belarus Book, Sanctions and Talking to the Russians

Belarus Digest continues to interview former ambassadors to Belarus on their work in Belarus.  Brian Bennett served as the ambassador to of the United Kingdom in 2003-2007. He recently published a book on the country "The Last Dictatorship...

10 December 2011
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Social Initiatives Inside Belarus and Political Conferences Outside – Civil Society Digest

Despite unfavourable environment, Belarusian NGOs continue to launch various initiatives and campaigns in Belarus. Most of initiatives relate to education, human rights and social issues. However, conferences on political issues have to take place outside of the country -...

24 November 2011
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Tightening the Screws – Digest of Belarusian Analytics

Today a Belarusian court sentenced human rights activist Ales Byalyatski to 4 and a half years in jail for tax evasion. The Belarusian authorities ignored yesterday's joint statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle calling...

15 October 2011
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Final Blow to Civil Society in Belarus?

Minsk is not taking chances in times of crisis. Only instead of heeding the advice of international economic experts, the Belarusian government is tightening the screws on civil society. In this year of 80% inflation, the new laws in Belarus...