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30.10.2017

Wikipedia founder to launch Wikitribune to combat fake news
Wikipedia founder to fight against fake news The founder of Wikipedia will launch a service to combat fake news. On October 29, news agencies reported that Jimmy Wales, founder of the Wikipedia network encyclopedia, is going to launch Wikitribune in the near future. The service's main task will be the fight against fake information. Wales said Wikitribune is now in closed beta testing and its opening will be "very, very quiet at some point in the near future."

23.10.2017

Mir TV Channel announces plans to switch to Ultra HD format
Mir TV Channel announces plans to switch to Ultra HD format The inter-state television and radio company MIR is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The company has received congratulations from the Stolichnoe Televidenie channel and representatives of the Presidential Administration, ministries and departments. The employees and the leadership of MIR's Belarusian office were given memorable gifts, letters and thanks.

03.10.2017

Belarus' National Library features in Swedish ad
Belarus' National Library features in Swedish ad This is a commercial of a Swedish company. It decided to use the image of one of the most famous buildings of Belarus, the National Library. In the ad, the library represents the headquarters for young heroes. We want to believe that these young supermen will not forget about the initial function of libraries in the future.
CTV Channel holds first HD live broadcast in history of Belarusian television
CTV Channel holds first HD live broadcast in history of Belarusian television The event, which largely predetermines the future work of CTV Channel. All this time we were preparing to switch to a new HD broadcasting format. A presentation dedicated to the event was held in the hotel "Belarus" on October 2. The meeting place is one of the highest points of the Belarusian capital. Is there any special meaning in this? We'll ask my colleague Igor Poznyak, who is live from the hotel Belarus.
Stolichnoe Televidenie now broadcasts in HD: What remained behind the scenes on day 1?
Stolichnoe Televidenie now broadcasts in HD: What remained behind the scenes on day 1? It took Stolichnoe Televidenie several months to prepare for broadcasting in a new HD format. On October 2, the TV channel held a presentation timed to the event. The meeting place was the hotel "Belarus". Now in HD, the message reads  

02.10.2017

Stolichnoe Televidenie Channel planning 4K quality in coming years
Stolichnoe Televidenie Channel aiming at 4K quality in coming years CTV Channel is switching to HD format from October 2. What are the pros and cons of this transition?What is a high-quality image?
Stolichnoe Televidenie switches to HD format: What staff say
Stolichnoe Televidenie switches to HD format: What staff say Television is still the most important source of information for people. Speaking "still" we mean the rapid development of the World Wide Web. There is a misconception that the Internet will push TV companies away. In fact, the Internet can be another way of distributing TV programs. Which is actually happening in parallel with the development of new forms of broadcasting: every person today is able to communicate their point of view, collect and distribute news having only a computer or a smartphone.
Composer Sasha Nemo authors new music for Stolichnoe Televidenie channel
Composer Sasha Nemo authors new music for Stolichnoe Televidenie HD Singer and composer Sasha Nemo commented on the new HD format and the updated music for the Stolichnoe Televidenie channel. Sasha Nemo, singer:I was heavily involved in creating the new HD format, like all other TV staff. I had to spend some time of my creative life to update music for the CTV channel.
Stolichnoe Televidenie Channel switches to HD quality
Stolichnoe Televidenie Channel switches to HD quality From this day on, Stolichnoe Televidenie launches HD broadcasting, which stands for high-definition television. Now our viewers will get even better picture, juicy colors and stereo broadcasting. Without exaggeration, this is the next stage in the development of the television company.

29.09.2017

Stolichnoe Televidenie to switch to HD format from October 2
Stolichnoe Televidenie to switch to HD format from October 2 The CTV television channel (Stolichnoe Televidenie company) is preparing a gift for the audience - now it will broadcast in HD format. Before switching to the new broadcasting format, we prepared promo videos (1, 2, 3) timed to this landmark event. What is HD?

28.09.2017

Belarus President appoints new information minister
Belarus President appoints new information minister The Belarus President has appointed new leaders of the ministries of information and culture as well as heads of four Belarusian universities. Alexander Karlyukevich became the new Minister of Information. Prior to that, he held the post of deputy head of the same ministry. He was appointed in December 2016. For more than one year, he was the director and chief editor of Zvyazda Publishing House. Yuri Bondar will now be culture minister. He has recently worked as the rector of the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts.

07.09.2017

Belarus President: We are holding European Games to consolidate nation
Belarus President: We are holding European Games to consolidate nation The II European Games should be organized at a decent level, but without excessive pomposity, said the President of Belarus, who is also head of the National Olympic Committee of the country, on September 7. The President held a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Olympic Committee.

04.09.2017

Stolichnoe Televidenie announces projects for new TV season
Stolichnoe Televidenie announces projects for new TV season Before the start of the new TV season, CTV Channel has announced new projects. Nina Bogdanova, CTV presenter:It is our task to increase the medical literacy of people. Now the TV doctor Nina Bogdanova is ready to provide medical aid right from the TV screen.

31.08.2017

Written Language Day celebration in Polotsk to open with historical performance
Written Language Day celebration in Polotsk to open with historical performance Day of Written Language in Polotsk will open with a large-scale theatrical show on September 2. During 1.5 hours, viewers will see the formation of Belarusian history and culture from the time of Prince Rogvolod to the present day. Partaking in the show will be creative collectives of Belarus. It is expected that well-known foreign scholars and writers will arrive in Belarus for the celebrations.

17.08.2017

Stolichnoe Televidenie to become first national HD broadcaster
Stolichnoe Televidenie to become first HD broadcaster in Belarus Brest these days is really experiencing a second birth. The city is preparing to celebrate its 1,000th birthday. Despite the fact that Brest will turn 1,000 only in two years, the regional center is already in the center of attention - of both Belarusians and foreign guests. Our TV company has made a gift to Brest: 5 stories to the 1000th anniversary of Brest. 5 mini-movies for a respectable anniversary. On August 16, they were presented in one of the cinemas of Brest.

09.08.2017

Zvyazda newspaper celebrates 100th anniversary
Zvyazda newspaper celebrates 100th anniversary Zvyazda newspaper celebrates 100th anniversary A 100 year-old dialogue with readers. Newspaper “Zvyazda” marks its century anniversary. Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the personnel of the newspaper on the event. The edition became a true epoch. As many as five times a week, on 16 lines - today newspaper “Zvyazda” is a worthy competitor on the market of paper editions.

02.08.2017

Sovetskaya Belorussiya celebrates 90th anniversary
Sovetskaya Belorussiya celebrates 90th anniversary 90 years in the press. The newspaper Sovetskaya Belorussiya celebrates the anniversary of the first issue. Today it is one of the most authoritative publications in the country, trusted by thousands of Belarusians. President Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the editorial staff on the remarkable date. Sovetskaya Belorussiya remains a kind and competent interlocutor for readers, stressed the head of state. The newspaper does not lose its relevance even in the era of the Internet and television.

18.07.2017

Kirill Koktysh on bloggers and topical problems of journalism
Kirill Koktysh on bloggers and topical problems of journalism Kirill Koktysh, political scientist, associate professor of the political theory department of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, has given an interview to the TV program Week. On the main day of discussion at the Congress [of Russian Press in Minsk], I got the impression that traditional journalists, media managers are worried, and sometimes even frightened, let's say, by the competition from so-called civil journalism, bloggers, simply put. What do you think about this?

17.07.2017

Alexander Lukashenko at World Congress of Russian Press: Choice between rating or truth is vital
Alexander Lukashenko at World Congress of Russian Press: Choice between rating or truth is vital Another selfie with President Lukashenko (a selfie is photographing yourself with a camera) was made by  a deputy of the Congress of Russian Press in Minsk.

16.07.2017

Mikhail Gusman: Alexander Lukashenko is ideal person for interviewing
Mikhail Gusman: Alexander Lukashenko is ideal person for interviewing Mikhail Gusman is a famous media figure. He interviewed President Lukashenko many times before. However, this time it was him who was interviewed. Last year the Congress of the Russian Press was hosted by Paris. Minsk hosts the forum for the second time. Why did you choose this platform?

13.07.2017

Participants of World Congress of Russian Press to visit Vitebsk July 13
Participants of World Congress of Russian Press to visit Vitebsk July 13 The World Congress of the Russian Press continues its work in Belarus. On July 13, participants of a major forum will visit Vitebsk.

12.07.2017

Aleksei Volin: Mass Media should impart skills and basics of information hygiene to people
Aleksei Volin: Mass Media should impart skills and basics of information hygiene to people The responsibility of journalists for every written word, the place and the role of mass media in the modern society- the big talk united more than 250 journalists in Minsk. Minsk is hosting the XIX Russian Press World Congress. Alexander Lukashenko took part in the main day of the forum. He shared his opinion on the role and place of the Russian language in Belarus’ history.
Journalists share impressions about Belarus
Journalists share impressions about Belarus Journalists have named Minsk a press center and the main information center of the Union. Nelly Petkova, head of the external communications department of the Intergovernmental Foundation for Educational, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation of the CIS:Minsk is place were journalist from the CIS meet annually. Minsk is a special city for us. Thanks to these journalist forums, we have a possibility to discuss our professional problems.
Alexander Lukashenko gives brief interview to TASS news agency
Alexander Lukashenko gives brief interview to TASS news agency On July 12, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko met with Vitaly Ignatenko, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and head of the World Russian Press Organization, with Mikhail Gusman, First Deputy Director General of TASS news agency. he role of mass media in the modern world, initiatives, suggested by Belarus during the OSCE Assembly summer session, were discussed at the meeting. Alexander Lukashenko gave a brief interview to TASS news agency.
Belarus President: Moral guidelines largely depend on traditional press
Belarus President: Moral guidelines largely depend on traditional press The President of Belarus took part in the opening of the plenary session of the World Association of Russian Press. Alexander Lukashenko addressed the audience with a welcoming speech. The head of state recalled the responsibility of journalists to the audience for every word. It is especially important to remember the weight and importance of information to representatives of so-called "classic" journalism.
Russian journalists to have tour of Belarus
Russian journalists to have tour of Belarus On July 12, Minsk will become a large-scale discussion platform. The World Congress of Russian Press gathered journalists from more than 50 countries. The pressing issue for printed editions is whether they can withstand the pressure of electronic media.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarusians contribute to development of Russian language
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarusians contribute to development of Russian language On July 12 Minsk will become a large-scale discussion platform. The World Congress of Russian Press gathered representatives of more than 50 countries. Yulia Beshanova, CTV:The plenary meeting is the key moment of the congress. The President of the Republic of Belarus also participated in the opening of the meeting. He addressed all those present with a welcome speech.
Russian-speaking journalists from 52 countries gather in Minsk
Russian-speaking journalists from 52 countries gather in Minsk Preservation of Slavic culture will be the main theme of the World Congress of Russian Press. During the whole day on July 11, the forum participants were arriving in Minsk. These are representatives of Russian-speaking media from 52 countries. On July 12, journalists and media managers will conduct discussions on a variety of issues. The CTV will be covering all the key events of the forum.

11.07.2017

Preserving Slavic culture – main theme of XIX Russian Press World Congress
Preserving Slavic culture – main theme of XIX Russian Press World Congress Preserving Slavic culture will be the main theme of the XIX World Congress of the Russian Press. Participants of the forum have been arriving in Minsk throughout the whole day. These are representatives of Russian speaking mass media from 52 countries. The foreign guests started the day with a reverent moment. They payed tribute to the victims of the Great Patriotic War in the morning.
Time to talk about digital revolution: Congress of Russian Press underway in Minsk
Time to talk about digital revolution: Congress of Russian Press underway in Minsk The XIX World Congress of the Russian Press is taking place in Minsk on July 11. Before the forum began, journalists and other media representatives went to the Victory Monument in the center of Belarus' capital, where they honored the memory of those who died during the Great Patriotic War.

04.07.2017

ONT TV Channel celebrates 15th anniversary
ONT TV Channel celebrates 15th anniversary They have the Eiffel Tower, but we have a famous TV tower, under which TV programs of the TV Channels Stolichnoe Televidenie and ONT TV Channel are made. ONT is legally referred to as ZAO Second National TV Channel - it was intended 15 years ago to become the second national broadcaster. But soon it turned out that the ratings of the media newcomer beat all the records.

30.06.2017

Alexander Lukashenko meets with heads of major Russian media
Alexander Lukashenko meets with heads of major Russian media On June 29, Alexander Lukashenko met with the leaders of the largest Russian media. It took place in one of the oldest news agencies - TASS. After a short tour of the media holding company, the head of state took part in the meeting of the Club of Editors-in-Chief. The conversation took place in a very warm atmosphere and lasted about three hours. Alexander Lukashenko is personally acquainted with many who came to this meeting. In particular, the Belarusian leader has already been interviewed by famous journalist Mikhail Gusman several times.

21.06.2017

CTV Channel supports children's classic poetry competition
CTV Channel supports children's classic poetry competition Most of the participants of the poetry competition "Living Classics", which aims to promote Belarusian national literature, recite the works by Yakub Kolas, one of the most prominent Belarusian poets of all times. CTV Channel is one of the organizers of the contest.  More than 13,000 participants joined a large-scale project. Poems by Belarusian authors have already sounded in every corner of the country.

21.05.2017

TV program Picture of the World fulfills dreams of 101-year WWII veteran
TV program Picture of the World fulfills dreams of 101-year WWII veteran Nikolai Nikolaevich Vdovin, a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, who never ceases to act and dream even at the age of 101, demonstrates wonderful love for life and the TV program Picture of the World helped him to realize two small but important ideas. Victoria Khodosok was the correspondent and organizer.

19.05.2017

Belarus starts accrediting journalists for OSCE PA session in Minsk
Belarus starts accrediting journalists for OSCE PA session in Minsk The Belarusian Foreign Ministry began accrediting journalists for the session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Minsk. It will be held in the Belarusian capital from 5 to 9 July. The event will be one of the largest international meetings in Belarus in 2017.

14.05.2017

TV awards ceremony Televershina 2017 results
TV awards ceremony Televershina 2017 results The 13th Televershina TV awards ceremony was held in Belarus. There were many contenders for statuettes since there are many TV programs in the country. Belteleradiocompany alone is a holding of 11 TV channels together with regional TV channels. But don't forget about such channels as ONT, CTV and RTR-Belarus, which you are currently watching. Tatyana Revizore has the report.

11.05.2017

2017 Televershina TV contest winners to be announced on May 12
2017 Televershina TV contest winners to be announced on May 12 The winners of the 13th National Television Competition Televershina will be announced on May 12. Winners will be named in 25 nominations. Among them are both team and personal ones. The best program, reporter, presenter, producer, cameraman, social advertising and television design. All these are intriguing nominations. But the main award of the competition is the Grand Prix, which determines the most worthy television project. A professional jury will decide on the winners. It includes well-known filmmakers, screenwriters, actors and journalists.

07.05.2017

Results of Zolotaya Litera-2017 announced
Results of Zolotaya Litera-2017 announced As many as four newspapers were named the best at the same time. These are the results of the print media competition Zolotaya Litera-2017 (Golden Letter-2017). Winners were named in 23 nominations. The competition is traditionally held on the Print Media Day. What is more, this day was celebrated at the Mass Media in Belarus exposition. She is at work even during a celebration.

05.05.2017

CTV Channel presents two TV programs at Media in Belarus exhibition
CTV Channel presents two TV programs at Media in Belarus exhibition The most pressing trends of modern journalism are on the largest media platform in Europe. The international exhibition "Media in Belarus" continues its work in Minsk. Traditionally, the CTV Channel also participates in the forum. On May 4, our channel presented Sports News and the program "Morning. Studio of Good Mood." The main characters were our TV presenters and journalists. The audience took part in creative competitions to the accompaniment of songs and dances. In addition, anyone could try themselves in the role of a reporter.

04.05.2017

CTV Channel program “Morning. Studio of Good mood” partakes in Mass Media in Belarus exposition
CTV Channel program “Morning. Studio of Good mood” partakes in Mass Media in Belarus exposition CTV Channel’s program “Morning. Good mood” was presented brightly, emotionally and lively at the Mass Media exposition on May 4, 2017. The main people of the stand were journalists and TV presenters of the channel. Songs and dancing presented by CTV Channel energized the visitors of the exhibition for a couple of hours. What is more, anyone who wished to could try themselves as reporters.
CTV presents its stand at Media in Belarus exhibition
CTV presents its stand at Media in Belarus exhibition The international exhibition Media in Belarus opened in Minsk on May 3, on the eve of a series of professional holidays of all journalists. President Alexander Lukashenko sent greetings to the participants and guests. The forum has more than 20-year history and, of course, traditions. For example, master classes from popular leaders. Among foreign guests were colleagues from Russia, India, Georgia - all in all 12 countries, while China was declared a special guest.
Lilia Ananich: Belarus has formed a full-fledged and open media space
Lilia Ananich: Belarus has formed a full-fledged and open media space A full and open media space has been formed in Belarus, said Information Minister Lilia Ananich on May 3 at the opening of the 21st international media exhibition. The country currently has more than 1,600 national print publications and over 270 TV and radio programs. Leading Belarusian mass media presented their stands. Partaking in the exhibition are also foreign media, including those from Russia and China.

03.05.2017

XXI international exhibition Media in Belarus opens in Minsk
XXI international exhibition Media in Belarus opens in Minsk The XXI international exhibition Media in Belarus has opened in Minsk featuring the history of Belarusian journalism through publications, films and person's stories. About a hundred media outlets partake in this event. For several days, Belarusian TV channels, radio stations, publishing houses add news agencies will be displaying their work. Foreign guests, including media from China and Russia, have also been invited to participate. You can get acquainted with the publications of the Belarus-Russia Union State and Belarusian diasporas abroad.
Chinese journalists visit BelAZ and Great Stone industrial park
Chinese journalists visit BelAZ and Great Stone industrial park Representatives of China are in Belarus with a press tour. Yesterday, the journalists from China visited the iconic sites in Belarus. These are BelAZ and the industrial park the Great Stone as well as the leading agro-enterprises of the Minsk region. The large Belarusian machinery stunned the journalists. China bought 485 Belarusian quarry dump trucks. Service maintenance is established. The delegation also noted the successes of the joint Belarusian-Chinese car assembly company.
Exhibition Media in Belarus to open in Minsk on May 3
Exhibition Media in Belarus to open in Minsk on May 3 A hundred information resources from about ten countries will take part in the exhibition "Media in Belarus" which opens in Minsk on May 3. It will feature television channels, radio stations, publishing houses, and news agencies. Most of the stands will be presented by Belarusians. You will also be able to get acquainted with the outlets from the Union State and Belarusian diasporas abroad. Information security will be the main topic of the conference, which will be held within the framework of the forum.

02.05.2017

Chinese journalists on a visit to Belarus
Chinese journalists on a visit to Belarus A group of Chinese journalists, who arrived in Minsk on May 1, will visit today the industrial park "Great Stone" and the BelGee plant. Both of these objects are iconic when it comes to the cooperation between Belarus and China. Also, the guests will be shown the largest dump trucks in the continent, manufactured by BelAZ, after which the media representatives will get familiar with the achievements of Belarusian farmers.

01.05.2017

Minsk to host Mass Media in Belarus Exposition 2017
Minsk to host Mass Media in Belarus Exposition 2017 From legendary editions to multimedia technologies. About 100 media organizations are to partake in the specialized exhibition “Mass Media in Belarus”. It will open in Minsk for the 21st time on May 3, 2017. News agencies, editors, media publishing houses are invited to the exposition hall in Pobediteley Avenue to meet with their readers and viewers. CTV Channel will be presented at the exposition hall as well.

30.04.2017

Belarus to host press tour for 40 Chinese news agencies
Belarus to host press tour for 40 Chinese news agencies To see everything with your own eyes and to write an article. Chinese journalists will go on a big press tour around Belarusian regions. It will star on May 1, 2017 and will last till the end of the week. Representatives of 40 Chinese news agencies will get acquainted with Belarus. What is more, China is a special guest at the XXI International specialized exhibition “Mass media in Belarus”, which will be opened in Minsk on May 3, 2017.

11.04.2017

Belarusian TV channels to broadcast via national satellite
Belarusian TV channels to broadcast via national satellite Belarusian TV channels will broadcast via national satellites. These plans were voiced at the National Academy of Sciences on April 10. The project will be implemented in cooperation with Russian and European counterparts. Now foreign experience to create such a satellite is being studied.

03.04.2017

Unauthorized use of Belsat logotype: core of problem
Unauthorized use of Belsat logotype: core of problem Minsk police are carrying out an inspection upon the unauthorized use of the Belsat TV channel logotype. The copyright holder of this trademark filed a report to Minsk Pervomaisky district office of internal affairs at the beginning of March, 2017. The law enforcement bodies revealed those, who used the logotype. Audio and video technologies, computers were retained from them for fact-finding.

31.03.2017

Minsk police checking information on illegal use of BELSAT trademark
Minsk police checking information on illegal use of BELSAT trademark Minsk police is checking information on the fact of illegal use of the trademark BELSAT. At the beginning of March, the Pervomaiskoye police department of Minsk received a statement from its legal owner, a citizen of Belarus, about the systematic violation of his exclusive rights to this intellectual property. This trademark was registered in 2001. Law enforcers have established people who have been using it in violation of copyright laws.

16.03.2017

Belarus intends to take part in Warsaw International Book Fair
Belarus intends to take part in Warsaw International Book Fair Belarus intends to take part in the Warsaw International Book Fair. This was discussed at a meeting between Belarus' Minister of Information Lilia Ananich with deputy minister of foreign affairs of Poland Marek Ziółkowski. The Polish politician also offered assistance in the organization of Belarus' national stand at the exhibition. In recent years, interest in the Belarusian press has been growing.

15.03.2017

Regnum's Yuri Baranchik detained in Russia and may be extradited to Belarus
Regnum's Yuri Baranchik detained in Russia and may be extradited to Belarus Today it became known that Regnum's Yuri Baranchik was detained in Russia. This was confirmed by the Investigation Committee of Belarus, where the criminal investigation is continuing with respect to Sergei Shiptenko, Yuri Pavlovets and Dmitry Alimkin. They were charged with inciting ethnic hatred. The involvement of Baranchik in this case has been established during the investigation. The Investigative Committee said that the journalist may be extradited.

21.02.2017

CTV journalist awarded for military coverage
CTV journalist awarded for military news coverage The best journalists covering the life of the Belarusian army have been chosen in Belarus. The results of the annual competition were summed up at the Ministry of Defence. The creative contest involved more than one hundred applications. Symbolically: The ceremony took place on the eve of Defender of the Fatherland Day, which is celebrated in Belarus on 23 February.

13.02.2017

President Lukashenko meets with chief editor Narodnaya Volya newspaper Iosif Seredich
President Lukashenko meets with chief editor Narodnaya Volya newspaper Iosif Seredich Recent national issues were the subject of conversation between Alexander Lukashenko and chief editor of the newspaper Narodnaya Volya Iosif Seredich. The journalist asked the President about a personal meeting during the "Big conversation", which took place on February 3. And today at the Palace of Independence the Head of State met with the Mr Seredich. In fact, this meeting was a continuation of the serious conversation of February 3.

06.02.2017

Belarusians trust national media more than foreign ones
Belarusians trust national media more than foreign ones, Information Minister says The use of new technological solutions and integration of different media platforms are the main directions of the work of Belarus' Ministry of Information in 2017. The results of the ministry's activities and plans for 2017 were discussed on February 6 in Minsk. In 2016, it managed to achieve good results. It overcame the tendency of reduction of book production. The level of confidence and ratings of national media are stable. According to the results of sociological research, the TV remains the main source of social and political information.

01.02.2017

Belarus President to hold large-scale press-conference on February 3
Belarus President to hold large-scale press-conference on February 3 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on Friday will meet with representatives of the public and Belarusian and foreign mass media. Participating in it will be about 40 journalists representing the largest public and private Belarusian mass media, popular online portals and foreign media. Invited to the press-conference are numerous experts, including well-known political scientists, economists, representatives of political parties, religious communities and associations. They will also participate in the dialogue on the most relevant topics.

28.12.2016

Belarus' information shield to become more reliable
Belarus' information shield to become more reliable Belarus' "information shield" will become more reliable. Today, information wars and fight against this kind of attacks is one of the priorities for intelligence services around the world. It means not only the protection of national interests, but also combating those who recruit youth to terrorist organizations.

05.12.2016

Newspaper stalls in Belarus to become mini-shops with Wi-Fi and coffee
Newspaper stalls in Belarus to become mini-shops with Wi-Fi and coffee BelSoyuzPechat newspaper stalls in Belarus will radically change their appearance in the coming years. Small stalls will be replaced by large shopping pavilions. Such transformation has been already carried out in Minsk and now this will be done across the country. New shopping pavilions are warm and convenient: you can not only buy a periodical or a book but also have a cup of coffee and access the Internet via wi-fi. A special electronic system will help you track the sale of newspapers, journals and related products.

18.11.2016

Russian media: Belarusian President confirmed his position on a number of points
Russian media: Belarusian President confirmed his position on a number of points The first line of newspapers and publications of Russian regional mass media on 18 November was dedicated to the Belarusian President's press-conference. A multi-day press tour of representatives of regional mass media of Russia and the leading bloggers in Belarus completed on November 18. Late at night, journalists went to their offices and 18 November shared their material with the audience. The publication Russkaya Sila writes about the attitude of the Belarusian leader to history.

16.11.2016

Belarus President to hold press conference for Russian media November 17
Belarus President to hold press conference for Russian media November 17 The participants of the press tour of Russian media in Belarus on November 16 are getting familiar with Bobruisk, after visiting a few other towns. They are getting familiar with Belarus' socio-economic development. Prior to that, in the Mogilev region, journalists visited Mogilev and the Shklov district. Tomorrow is the final day of the tour. Representatives of Russian regional mass media will attend a press conference by the President of Belarus. Accredited for it are members of about 100 media outlets as well as Russian bloggers.

26.10.2016

Belarus, Serbia agree to cooperate in publishing and literature
Belarus, Serbia agree to cooperate in publishing and literature Belarus offers Serbia to deepen cooperation in the field of information. This was discussed at a meeting of Belarus' delegation with the Belarus-Serbia Parliamentary Friendship Group at the Serbian Parliament. It was noted that in the parliamentary dimension, the cooperation between the two countries has a good momentum. The parties agreed to cooperate in publishing and literature. By the way, Belgrade hosted the 61st International Book Fair. Belarus also offered its exhibits there.

19.10.2016

Representatives of over 60 countries to participate in World Congress of Russian Press in Paris
Representatives of over 60 countries to participate in World Congress of Russian Press in Paris The World Congress of Russian Press opens in Paris October 19. Representatives from more than 60 countries, including Belarus, will participate in the three-day event. The event will focus on the role of Russian language and strengthening of its position in the world. The forum is held for the 18th time and it changes its location every year. Belarus hosted it 3 times. In Paris, the congress will bring together executives and leading journalists from hundreds of media outlets.
Belarus introduces age labeling of games, movies, music
Belarus introduces age labeling of games, movies, music From July 1, 2017 it will be forbidden to sell information products without age labeling in Belarus. The corresponding resolution was adopted by the Council of Ministers on October 17. The resolution reads that information products are media products, publications, audiovisual works, phonograms, and games, including computer software. It will be illegal to sell to minors under the age of 16 movies with the age label of 16+ or 18+ (earlier the resolution banned the sale of audiovisual works with the indexes of ** and ***.

12.09.2016

Belarus information minister praises media for covering 2016 parliamentary election
Belarus information minister praises media for covering 2016 parliamentary election Leading mass media are monitoring the parliamentary elections in Belarus. The campaign is covered by about 700 journalists.   All information during the day is coming to the data center of the Central Election Commission. The turnout has exceeded 74% and at this point, we can say that the elections in Belarus were valid. We now have live with us the Minister of Information of Belarus, Lilia Ananich. How would you assess the work of the media during this campaign?

03.09.2016

Minsk hosts meeting of foreign writers ahead of Written Language Day in Rogachev
Minsk hosts meeting of foreign writers ahead of Written Language Day in Rogachev The Belarusian capital is hosting foreign writers these days. The theme of the meeting is the legacy of Francysk Skaryna, his word in today's world. According to the authors, the works of the pioneer should be popularized throughout the world. But it is not only history that is in the focus of the participants. Writers from various countries do care about a number of similar problems. For example, how to publish books in the new modern conditions? After all, today the state is not always possible to support each writer.

31.08.2016

Information Minister: regional media can become points of growth in Belarus' media sphere
Information Minister: regional media can become points of growth in Belarus' media sphere Regional media may become points of growth in the media sphere in Belarus. They are closer to the viewer and reader and can therefore more sharply react to life situations on the ground. The role of the media was discussed by top media and ideological officials of Belarus in Lida August 30. The occasion was the airing of a local radio station and a technical solution that makes a city television station available to a wider TV audience.

12.08.2016

521 people running for 110 seats in Belarus parliament
521 people running for 110 seats in Belarus parliament The election campaign in Belarus has entered the active phase. August 12 the Central Election Commission published the list of all registered candidates for the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of Belarus' parliament. To view them, please visit the Commission's website.

10.08.2016

Bus with Belarusian journalist attacked by unknown in Rio
Bus with Belarusian journalist attacked by unknown in Rio A Belarusian journalist has been injured in an attack on a bus at the Rio Olympics. The incident occurred after the basketball game Belarus v Brazil, where the Belarusian team narrowly won. The vehicles with media representatives were attacked on their way to the Main Press Center of the Olympic Games. Witnesses reported several shots. However, later reports state that these were stones. Two people were slightly injured. Among them is a Belarusian journalist. In his video blog, sports journalist Artur Zhol reported about details of the incident.

08.08.2016

Belarus' information minister: Good news does not mean it is smoothed
Belarus' information minister: Good news reports does not mean they are massaged Sharper information and innovations in technology - these topics were discussed at a media forum in the Grodno region on August 5. It brought together about a hundred journalists from all over Belarus.       Among the most relevant topics was the interaction of media and public authorities. Media is a kind of communication channel through which the state learns about social problems, and after that makes every effort to address them, forum participants noted.

14.07.2016

Slavonic Bazaar press center expecting more than 500 journalists from 10 countries
Slavonic Bazaar press center expecting more than 500 journalists from 10 countries An international press center has opened in Vitebsk. Covering one of the main cultural events of the year will be more than 500 journalists from 10 countries. For the majority of journalists, this is not the first trip to Vitebsk. Many consider it an honor to take part in the 25th Slavonic Bazaar.

22.06.2016

Information minister: We need to go on building new Belarus
Information minister: We need to go on building new Belarus Ms Ananich, hello! We are pleased to welcome you. I watched for you from this balcony before the beginning of this meeting, and probably 20 or 30 people came to you and you talked with everyone. It seems that you have enough "backstage talks" here.

14.06.2016

Belarus President congratulates Respublika newspaper on 25th anniversary
Belarus President congratulates Respublika newspaper on 25th anniversary The newspaper Respublika is celebrating its 25th anniversary on June 14. Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the newspaper editorial staff on the anniversary. "For a quarter century, your newspaper has taken its rightful place in the information space of Belarus and gained popularity among readers of different ages and professions," the message reads. The head of state wished the editorial staff and the authors inspiration, interesting publications, expanded readership and new achievements for the benefit of Belarus.

24.05.2016

Two Stars show on CTV Channel names the best Belarusian musician and TV presenter
Two Stars show on CTV Channel names the best Belarusian musician and TV presenter Yesterday, the CTV Channel aired the Audience Choice Award ceremony of the project Two Stars. The winners were determined by a popular vote, according to which the main prize went to the presenter Olga Burlakova and singer Alexei Khlestov. This duo sang with another seven couples taking part in the show. The show has been going on for several weeks. It consisted of four rounds, with live singing and an orchestra. Winning the competition was the lyrical ballad I Love You To Madness.

23.05.2016

What awards did CTV Channel win at 2016 Televershina TV contest?
What awards did CTV Channel win at 2016 Televershina TV contest? A ceremony to award the winners of the 12th national television competition Televershina was held in the Palace of the Republic. There were 25 nominations and a professional jury, which included well-known directors, screenwriters, actors, and journalists, chose the best in each category. The CTV Channel won the following awards:   "The best presenter a thematic program" - Irina Rombalskaya ("Big Breakfast with Irina Rombalskaya").

22.05.2016

2016 Televershina TV contest: Presidential orchestra and winners' emotions
2016 Televershina TV contest: Presidential orchestra and winners' emotions Another parade of professionals drew our attention this week. How can we not tell you about ourselves?! The best TV shows and talented presenters received statuettes and diplomas of the national television competition Televershina 2016. Alyona Syrova knows what was behind the scenes and on stage.

20.05.2016

News "24 Hours" and Irina Rombalskaya win at 2016 Televershina TV contest
CTV news program and several presenters win at 2016 Televershina TV contest The Palace of the Republic on May 20 hosted a ceremony to award the winners of the 12th national TV competition Televershina. There were 25 categories. The CTV Channel was represented in almost each of them. 

19.05.2016

The Best TV Presenter 2016 of Belarus chosen
The Best TV Presenter 2016 of Belarus chosen Belarus has chosen the best TV presenter of the country in 2016. The Audience Award voting for the TV contest Televershina on the CTV website has concluded. The cherished winner's statuette will be received by the public's favorite on May 20 at the Palace of the Republic at a solemn ceremony. This year, it is the CTV Channel that is responsible for the organization of the final award ceremony. There will be 25 nominations, a Grand Prix, and 6 special prizes. The jury decided on the best TV presenters among documentary authors, script writers, directors and more.

17.05.2016

Belarus' kids to be protected from harmful information through TV content rating system
Belarus' kids to be protected from harmful information through TV content rating system Belarusian television and Internet websites will be obliged to label information according to appropriate age limits applied to particular content. Thus, Belarus will protect children from harmful information. Relevant amendments have been made to the laws on children's rights, advertising, the media and others. Under the changes, all information products must be marked with special signs indicating the age category - 6, 12, 16 and 18+. 

15.05.2016

Televershina 2016 contest: Popular vote to choose the best television host in Belarus
Televershina 2016 contest: Popular vote to choose the best television host in Belarus Voting in one of the most prestigious nominations of the Belarusian national contest "Televershina" started in Belarus. The CTV Channel organizes the final show in 2016. Contenders - TV hosts - gathered this week at the exhibition Mass Media in Belarus, where the vote started. The list includes 22 personalities from all Belarus' central TV channels.  Egor Khrustalev, CTV presenter:I think it is more important to win for those who are beginning their career.

13.05.2016

CTV Channel presents website at exhibition Mass Media in Belarus
CTV Channel presents website at exhibition Mass Media in Belarus The international exhibition Mass Media in Belarus continues its work in Minsk. Taking part in the forum are national TV channels, news agencies and leading newspapers. On May 13, the CTV Channel's stand presented a virtual component of the channel's work. Every day, the CTV website offers you online news, including the English version, news videos from the most important events in Belarus and interactive contests. CTV presenters are active users of social networks, and via their accounts, you can see how the CTV Channel works and lives.
CTV Channel presents its stand at Mass Media in Belarus exhibition
CTV Channel presents its stand at Mass Media in Belarus exhibition Minsk these days has acquired the status of a media center. The exhibition Mass Media in Belarus continues its work in the Belarus capital. The expo has gathered leading media from more than 20 countries. Traditionally, the CTV Channel is also taking part in the event. During each day of the exhibition, the CTV Channel presents to the audience its TV programs and projects and reveals some interesting details about how TV presenters and the channel live and work. 

12.05.2016

Belarus, Russia plan to create common information space
Belarus, Russia plan to create common information space Joint programs of Belarus and Russia are being discussed in Mogilev. The city of the Sozh River is hosting a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Belarus-Russia Union State.  Taking part in it are Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev. The agenda includes about 30 questions. The main group of questions concerns trade and economic cooperation.  The sides will also discuss work on a number of fronts over the next 5 years. In particular, they will talk over the creation of a common information space.
Mass Media in Belarus exhibition opens in Minsk
Mass Media in Belarus exhibition opens in Minsk The XX International Specialized Exhibition Mass Media in Belarus has opened in Minsk. This is the largest gathering of journalists, which traditionally brings together hundreds of print media and TV channels not only from Belarus but also abroad. The CTV channel also presents its stand there. This year, the channel celebrates its 15th anniversary.

05.05.2016

Televershina TV contest results due May 20: CTV Channel organizing award ceremony
Televershina TV contest results due May 20: CTV Channel organizing award ceremony The award ceremony of the Belarusian national TV contest Televershina will be held on May 20. The best programs, projects and personalities on the national television will be announced. All in all there are 25 nominations. The main award of the competition is the Grand Prix TV Project of the Year.  The ceremony usually turns into a spectacular show. This year, it is the CTV Channel that organizes it.

03.05.2016

International exhibition Mass Media in Belarus due in Minsk May 11-14
International exhibition Mass Media in Belarus due in Minsk May 11-14 The CTV Channel invites you to take part in the XX international specialized exhibition Mass Media in Belarus, which is to be held in Minsk in the pavilion at 14 Pobeditelei Avenue 11-14 May 2016. The exhibition is organized by the Ministry of Information of the Republic of Belarus, the national exhibition center BELEXPO, with the support of the Minsk City Executive Committee, the National Broadcasting Company of the Republic of Belarus, the Union of Publishers and Distributors of Printed Products and the Belarusian Union of Journalists.

27.04.2016

Council of the Republic of the Belarus National Assembly
Age rating system for films and programs to be introduced in Belarus The Public Board for Children Protection against Harmful Content is to be created in Belarus. Such a bill was approved on April 21 by the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus. The authorities took into consideration the experience of Russia, the USA, and the Netherlands during the draft development. The document demands an obligatory age rating indication for production and distribution of all information products.

21.04.2016

Chinese TV channel may start broadcasting in Belarus
Chinese TV channel may start broadcasting in Belarus Belarus and China are building an information bridge strengthening cooperation in the field of mass media. The corresponding agreement is going to be signed between the Belarusian Union of Journalists and the All-China Association of Journalists. Both sides have ambitious plans in this field. Of course, this means reciprocal internships, exchange of experience and joint projects. Moreover, Belarus does not exclude that China may start the broadcasting of one of its channels.

17.04.2016

Will Belarus be offered to join the EU? Picture of the World's special report from London
Will Belarus be offered to join the EU? Picture of the World's special report from London Now let's talk about cooperation, including in the parliamentary dimension. A Belarusian delegation took part in the conference of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in London this week. There is reason to talk about it but in our report, we will also tell you about the scandalous situations circulating in the media, about politicians and ordinary people of England, the views on Belarus from Albion and Belarusian features of Heathrow Airport. However, I will not go into details, let's watch our special report.

07.04.2016

New press center of Russian International News Agency opens in Minsk
New press center of Russian International News Agency opens in Minsk Belarus is taking a new course on media integration. A new press center of the Russian international news agency opened in the Belarusian capital on April 7. The first video press conference for journalists between Minsk and Moscow was held. Both Belarusian and Russian wordsmiths could ask questions. The opening ceremony was timed to the 20th anniversary of the signing of the first agreement on strategic partnership between Belarus and Russia.

11.02.2016

Minsk mayor Andrei Shorets meets CTV staff
Minsk mayor Andrei Shorets meets CTV staff Chairman of Minsk City Executive Committee Andrei Shorets February 10 met with the staff of the CTV Channel. The future of the city and new joint projects were discussed in the historic studio. This is the studio from which 60 years ago Belarusian television started. But on February 10, the channel was talking with the mayor about the future - the future of Minsk and the TV channel.

10.02.2016

Minsk Mayor Andrei Shorets meets with CTV Channel staff
Minsk Mayor meets with CTV Channel staff Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee Andrei Shorets met with the CTV Channel staff February 10. The CTV channel is celebrating its 15th anniversary. The mayor visited the CTV's studios and cutting rooms. He then met with the journalists and the top managers of the TV channel.

04.02.2016

Lilia Ananich, Minister of Information of the Republic of Belarus
HD broadcasting on Belarusian TV channels by 2020 The introduction of high-definition TV and increasing internet content for print media is the priority tasks of the Belarusian press. The results of the industry and future plans were discussed on February 4 in Minsk. A board meeting of the Ministry of Information has gathered representatives of TV channels, major media outlets and news agencies. Over a thousand print media, more than two hundred television and radio programs are registered in Belarus in total.

18.01.2016

Ambassador Pavel Latushko congratulates CTV channel on 15th anniversary
Ambassador Pavel Latushko congratulates CTV channel on 15th anniversary Pavel Latushko, Ambassador of Belarus to France and Spain:This is not advertising, but I like watching the CTV channel’s “Morning. Studio of Good Mood” after I get up. On Saturdays I usually watch Minsk and Minsk Residents, which is a TV program about the Belarusian capital and it always notes some curious things in our city. News 24 Hours at 22.00 in the evening is a very good opportunity to see a news program for officials.

17.01.2016

CTV journalist Olga Korshun wins Best TV Program Award
CTV journalist Olga Korshun wins Best TV Program Award Belarus has chosen the best journalists writing about science. The National Academy of Sciences has summed up competition for the best presentation of scientific achievements in the media. 

10.01.2016

Belarus President gives ice hockey stick for charity
Belarus President signs ice hockey stick for charity Belarus for the ninth time in history won the main trophy of the Christmas ice hockey tournament. With the score 2-1 in the final match, the Belarusian President's team defeated Finland.

03.01.2016

CTV channel marks 15th anniversary January 1, 2016
CTV channel marks 15th anniversary January 1, 2016 The CTV channel 1 January marked the 15th birthday. On January 1, 2001, the first news release, then a city-wide one, came on air. The modern CTV is two television buttons, an Internet portal and thousands of views on the largest internet sources. You can read, hear and watch the CTV channel 24/7 from anywhere in the world. President Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the CTV staff.
President Lukashenko congratulates CTV channel on 15th anniversary
President Lukashenko congratulates CTV channel on 15th anniversary President of the Republic of BelarusTo employees of the closed joint-stock company Capital Television Dear friends! I congratulate you on the 15th anniversary of the start of the television broadcast. Over these years, the channel has grown into a fully fledged media agency of the national level. It boasts a wide audience thanks to which it has deservedly gained recognition.

08.11.2015

World's news agencies continue to discuss Belarus' presidential inauguration
World's news agencies continue to discuss Belarus' presidential inauguration A new reference point in the life of Belarus. Leading media and news agencies of the world continue to discuss the main political news of Belarus - the solemn inauguration of President Alexander Lukashenko. The inauguration of a President is a kind of benchmark in the history of any state. This event gives the start of a new stage in the development of the country. Similar ceremonies are always watched closely by the world's media.  The event held in Minsk's Independence Palace was no exception.

19.10.2015

"Why did Belarusians once again vote for Alexander Lukashenko?": Experts and media assessment
"Why did Belarusians once again vote for Alexander Lukashenko?": Experts and media assessment Belarus decided on the leader of the country for the next 5 years - Alexander Lukashenko was supported by 83.5% of voters. Such figures were voiced on Friday by the Central Election Commission. The entire election campaign went quietly and on a positive note. Preliminary information on the outcome of the election was announced on the night from Sunday to Monday, hours after the voting ended.  The final protocol was signed by the CEC on Friday this week. Final figures differed insignificantly from the preliminary ones.

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