News on the topic: culture

28.10.2015 Head Of Polish Book Institute Was Refused Entry To Belarus

Grzegorz Gauden hasn’t obtained a Belarusian visa, therefore he will not attend opening of the Month of Polish Literature on October 29.

Sporava: villagers warn Aliaksandr Lukashenka they won't participate in elections

15.09.2015 Sporava: villagers warn Aliaksandr Lukashenka they won't participate in elections

According to the residents of the village of Sporava (the Biaroza district), they believe neither to the local, nor to the district, nor to the regional and not even to the national authorities. They've been struggling for the return of their lake, lent to a businessman in 2014. The last instance is Aliaksandr Lukashenka, and the villages threat to refuse from taking part in the elections unless he takes an objective decision in their case.

Residents of Horki protest against construction of garages near memorial

07.09.2015 Residents of Horki protest against construction of garages near memorial

Residents of Horki protest against the construction of garages near the memorial "Grieving Mother", where executions of civilians and prisoners of war were conducted during the Second World War.

Siarhei Hurenka: Police in Belarus regard every fan as terrorist

11.08.2015 Siarhei Hurenka: Police in Belarus regard every fan as terrorist

The coach assistant at Standard Liège compares football in Belarus and Belgium.

Residents of Bialyničy protest against construct of shop in former Catholic cemetery

10.08.2015 Residents of Bialyničy protest against construct of shop in former Catholic cemetery

Bialyničy have filed an appeal to Bialyničy District Executive Committee to express their disagreement with the construction of a shop of the district consumer society on the territory of a former Catholic cemetery. The appeal was signed by 117 citizens of Bialyničy district.

17.07.2015 Vaitsiushkevich blamed for extremism and war propaganda

Another attempt to organize a concert of Dzmitry Vaitsiushkevich in Minsk turned into a scandal.

Ideology officials in Biaroza ban meeting with writer Natalka Babina

17.04.2015 Ideology officials in Biaroza ban meeting with writer Natalka Babina

The meeting was to be held on April 19 at a library in the town of Bielaaziorsk.

Concert of Ales Dzianisau and Aliaksandr Pamidorau banned in Hrodna

10.04.2015 Concert of Ales Dzianisau and Aliaksandr Pamidorau banned in Hrodna

Hrodna ideologues banned a concert of Ales Dzianisau and Aliaksandr Pamidorau. The even was to have taken on April 12 at a local synagogue.

Vitsebsk: people will be let to public hearing only after showing their passports

11.03.2015 Vitsebsk: people will be let to public hearing only after showing their passports

It is interesting that the “public hearing” will be held not in some official building, but outdoors, near the regional library named after Lenin. Nevertheless, Vitsebsk City Executive Committee warns that the people who intend to take part in the hearing need to take their passports with them.

Viasna activists meet with representatives of Norwegian PEN Center (video)

16.02.2015 Viasna activists meet with representatives of Norwegian PEN Center (video)

On 16 February, William Nygaard, President of the Norwegian PEN Center, and writer Erling Kitelsen visited the office of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, where they discussed the human rights situation in Belarus with Viasna leaders.

Publishing house “Lohvinau” not allowed to Minsk book fair

10.02.2015 Publishing house “Lohvinau” not allowed to Minsk book fair

Minsk International Book Fair will be held 11 to 15 February in the pavilion "BelExpo". However, the publishing house which is most spoken about in Belarus today, will not be represented there.

Supreme Court upholds fine to Lohvinau

10.02.2015 Supreme Court upholds fine to Lohvinau

February 10, the panel of judges on economic affairs of the Supreme Court reviewed the verdict of the Economic Court of Minsk on the case of the publisher Ihar Lohvinau.

30.01.2015 Supreme Court dismissed Lohvinau’s complaint

The book publisher and book shop owner filed a complaint against the ruling of the Information Ministry for its denial to register him as a distributor of printed goods.

20.01.2015 Lohvinau bookstore seeks registration

The Minsk-based Lohvinau bookstore is seeking registration of the business as a distributor of publications. The Supreme Court has held a preliminary hearing on the case. The trial will continue on January 30, according to the press service of the Belarusian Association of Journalists.

"Lohvinau" and Information Ministry to meet at court on January 19

14.01.2015 "Lohvinau" and Information Ministry to meet at court on January 19

January 19, the preliminary hearing on the case “Lohvinau vs. Ministry of Information” will take place at the Supreme Court.

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