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KEF-2017 agenda, Minsk Urban Forum, DranikFest, Club of Educators – Belarus civil society digest
Programme of KEF-2017 is published. 7th International Congress of Belarusian Studies in Warsaw gathers over 600 researchers. DranikFest guests eat half a ton of potatoes. Minsk Urban Platform presents Ideal Yard project. Two-week Minsk Urban Forum invites to listen to Minsk city....
4 September 2017
Harassment against lawyers, Congress of Belarusian Studies, IdeaLab – Belarus civil society digest

Belarusian human rights defenders agree on joint principles of human rights work. Statkievič released after 5 days in jail. MOJ denies registration of United Civic Party’s women’s branch. BAJ assesses openness of governmental institutions for journalists. 24-hour carnival completes Vulica Brasil Urban...

18 April 2017
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Urban Forester, BY_Help campaign, women advocacy platform – Belarus civil society digest

Dramatic deterioration of human rights situation in March: over 900 people subjected to various forms of repression, according to Viasna. BY_Help initiative collects $27K to help detainees of the March protests in Belarus. Urban Forester's volunteers plant 20,000 trees. 34 Media Days project...

23 February 2017
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Lukashenka meets oppositional editor, neutral coverage of protests, Russian pressure – Belarus state press digest

A palpable liberalisation is evident in the Belarusian state press with regard to politics and the economy in a context of threatening moves from Russia. A major official newspaper writes about an opposition-led protest in a neutral tone for the...

11 February 2017
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Grassroots leaders’ stories, London conference, corruption in public procurement – Belarus civil society digest

The Second Annual London Conference on Belarusian Studies will take place on February 25, while the 7th International Congress of Belarusian Studies announces a call for sections. SYMPA releases a social advertising video on corruption in public procurement. REP independent...

28 October 2016
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Negotiations with IMF, death penalty, change of the Constitution – digest of Belarusian analytics

Ostrogorski Centre analyzes Belarusian foreign and national security policy. Belarus Security Blog releases the September analysis of the situation in the field of national security and defence. Prelude to KEF 2016: Aliaksandr Čubryk argues that the key reason for Belarus‘...

19 October 2016
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Belarus-Russia disintegration, strengthening air force, Belarusian congress – Ostrogorski Centre digest

In October the Ostrogorski Centre participated in the Sixth International Congress of Belarusian Studies, the largest annual conference on Belarus in the social sciences and humanities. Its analysts presented analytical papers on Belarus-Russia disintegration and non-formal education in Belarus. It...

18 October 2016
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Best Belarusian think tanks, death penalty, tourism accessibility – civil society digest

Kastryčnicky Ekanamičny Forum (KEF) opens registration. Helsinki Committee and Danish Institute for Human Rights roll out the Human Rights and Business country guide for Belarus. BRC presents results of the 2nd Think Tank Rating – BEROC ranks top. Sixth International...

19 April 2016
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Swamp Campaign Victory, Alexievich in the Palace of Republic, Who Hates Whom – Civil Society Digest

Fastest crowdfunding campaign ever has collected money for an athlete and rock band singer Vitaĺ Hurkoŭ. Online registration on the 6th International Congress of Belarusian Studies is now open. Svetlana Alexievich held its first public presentation in the very heart...

15 October 2015
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Belaruspolicy.com, Elections, Alexievich – Ostrogorski Centre Digest

The Ostrogorski Centre, the organisation behind Belarus Digest, starts publishing regular updates about its activities, including new projects, and comments by its analysts. During the the first half of October Belarus saw two major events: the presidential elections and the...

22 September 2015
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What Do Belarusians Think, Forum Of Enterpreneurs – Belarus Civil Society Digest

Perspektiva organises a National Forum of Entrepreneurs to enable them to share opinions how they see their future in Belarus. Fountain on Grushevskaya street in Minsk will be restored for the money of locals. The local residents decided to take...

30 July 2014
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Congress Of Belarusian Studies Scheduled for October in Kaunas

Organisers of the International Congress of Belarusian Studies officially published its list of sections and panels for the upcoming event. This year's Congress will include a wide range topics such as culture, Belarusian language translations of the Bible and problems...

3 February 2014
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Bialiacki, Civil Dialogue, Roundtables in Minsk – Belarus Civil Society Digest

A new project Civic Dialogue gathered representatives of both state and independent think tanks, journalists and officials.   Participants of the “What Do Belarusian Businesses Think” discussed results of latest research on competitiveness of Belarusian regions.  Ales Bialacki may be amnestied, opposition...