News on the topic: culture
21.02.2023 PEN International calls to take action for Nobel Laureate Ales Bialiatski on International Mother Language Day
To mark the anniversary, PEN International call to support Belarusian writer, human rights defender, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and PEN Belarus member Ales Bialiatski.
06.05.2021 33 cultural figures unfairly imprisoned in Belarus, says report by PEN Belarus
The repression and pressure on cultural workers, which manifested itself especially strongly starting in the 2nd half of 2020, is not weakening and is acquiring additional forms.
22.02.2021 Belarus: Cultural scene in peril as crackdown escalates
Belarus’ vibrant cultural scene is being suffocated amid the brutal crackdown on dissent, with authorities arbitrarily detaining and torturing artists, musicians, writers and actors, and forcing others out of their jobs, Amnesty International said today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.