New York Times: A Dissident Company Celebrates 15 Years Underground

New York Times: A Dissident Company Celebrates 15 Years Underground. “Long before the coronavirus closed most of the world’s playhouses, one company pioneered creating theater at a distance. The Belarus Free Theater, founded in 2005 by dissident artists in the former Soviet republic, has operated clandestinely in the capital, Minsk, and in London, where the artistic directors, Natalia Kaliada and Nicolai Khalezin, have lived in exile since 2011. For performances in Belarus, where most of the 12-person ensemble is still based, the troupe rehearses its provocative productions over Skype and puts them on in changing ‘underground’ locations, in defiance of a government ban.”

Belta: Geostatistics website to disclose full data of latest population census in Belarus in 2021

Belta: Geostatistics website to disclose full data of latest population census in Belarus in 2021. “A geostatistics website will go online in 2021 to offer all the data of the latest population census, BelTA learned from Chairwoman of the National Statistics Committee of Belarus Inna Medvedeva at a press conference on 20 February.”

Belarus News: Belarus’ National Library to launch online project to celebrate Great Victory

Belarus News: Belarus’ National Library to launch online project to celebrate Great Victory. “Belarus’ National Library is launching a new project titled 100 Days Before the Great Victory through the Pages of the Belarusian Newspapers, BelTA has learned from the library. From 30 January to 9 May the website of the National Library will be presenting daily chronicles of news and events as reflected in the periodical press of Soviet Belarus back in 1945.”

Belarus News: New website about Belarusian partisans launched in Minsk

Belarus News: New website about Belarusian partisans launched in Minsk. “The database of partisans and underground movement members who fought in the territory of Belarus during the Great Patriotic War and the website ‘Partisans of Belarus’ were launched in Minsk on 1 July, BelTA has learned.”

The Siver Week: Belarus Introduces Compulsory Identification Of Internet Users

The Siver Week: Belarus Introduces Compulsory Identification Of Internet Users. “The law specifically provides for mandatory identification of users of Internet resources, including commentators, and also on the forums. For authentication, the user will need to enter your mobile phone number when filling out the user agreement.”

RadioFreeEurope: Belarus Passes Legislation Against ‘Fake News’ Media

RadioFreeEurope: Belarus Passes Legislation Against ‘Fake News’ Media. “Belarusian lawmakers have passed controversial amendments to the country’s media laws despite claims by domestic and international groups that the move risks leading to further censorship of the press. The National Assembly on June 14 voted on the second and final reading of the draft amendments that the government says will enable it to prosecute people suspected of spreading ‘false’ information on the Internet.”