· March, 2009

Stories about Belarus from March, 2009

Belarus, U.S.: “Nationality Censorship in the U.S.”

  25 March 2009

Evgeny Morozov writes on Newsweek.com about a case of censorship by a U.S. web-hosting company involving a Washington, D.C.-based Belarusian, Yaraslau Kryvoi – LJ user yarik, whose own English-language account of what happened is here: “When I called for clarifications, a Bluehost representative told me that I “abused” their terms...

Video: Celebrating Women on their International Day

  8 March 2009

International Women's Day has been celebrated since the early 1900s: at first as a reminder of all the wrongs done to womankind and the long hard row necessary to achieve equality and fight for women's rights. However, for the past few years, many of the original points of dissention have been resolved and right now the day is used to celebrate the positive improvements instead of a reminder of the bad events. And through poetry marches and songs, we'll see how people around the world do just that.

Belarus, Ireland: “Minsk, Russia” at Dublin Airport

  4 March 2009

Andrei Khrapavitski re-posts a photo taken by LJ user barilotti (BEL) at the Dublin Airport: an info poster there lists Minsk, the capital of Belarus, as part of Russia. “How about hanging a map of Europe with Ireland marked as part of the United Kingdom?” comments Khrapavitski.

Belarus: ARCHE

  3 March 2009

Andrei Khrapavitski writes about the Belarusian KGB's treatment of ARCHE, “a Belarusian intellectual journal,” whose latest issue was ruled to contain “extremist materials” by a court: “The Belarusian government fears the rise of the new elites. ARCHE authors are mostly educated abroad, sophisticated experts in different fields ready to challenge...