Belarus: 6 years in focus of the international journalists now released!

Belarus: 6 years in focus of the international journalists now released!

Solidarity with Belarus Information Office is proud to present the book Belarus: 6 years in the focus of international journalists. You can download the English version of the book here.

 

What is this book?

This book is a book about Belarus as seen by journalists from different countries during the last 6 years. It is an incomplete collection of winning articles of yearly Belarus in Focus international journalism competition between 2011 and 2016. Incomplete – since, unfortunately, it was impossible to include all the winning articles into the book. We had to pick 17 articles from 41 articles which won during these 6 years.

What is Belarus in Focus international journalism competition?

Belarus in Focus is a competition for journalists writing about Belarus for international audiences. During 6 years of its existence, it managed to attract 341 articles about Belarus by more than 250 authors and published in international media around the world from Norway to Nigeria and from Argentina to Uzbekistan. The competition was judged by media professionals from international media organizations, such as The Guardian (UK), BBC (UK), CNN (USA), Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (Poland), etc.

What is the goal of Belarus in Focus international journalism competition?

When we started the main goal of the competition was to encourage the reporting about Belarus which shows that there is more to the country than just the cliché ‘last dictatorship in Europe'. Nowadays our goal is to encourage journalists and editors to pay attention to ongoing events and trends in Belarus – political, economic, social, and cultural as well as to partner international and Belarusian journalists in order to create great articles about Belarus in international media.

Who is this book would be interesting to?

This book would be interesting to the policymakers around the world, students of contemporary history and academics, experts, and generally anybody who is interested in the contemporary history of Belarus and Eastern Europe as a whole. By reading this book you would be able to see how the international journalists' perspective on the situation within the country and its place in the world is constantly changing.

Have a nice read!
Belarus in Focus team

The production of Belarus: 6 years in the focus of international journalists became possible thanks to the financial support of the International Visegrad Fund.

 

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