Karatkevich, Dzmitryeu two leaders for new Tell the Truth
Public association Tell the Truth! was founded on November 7 in Minsk by the decision of 65 delegates to a founding congress, reports BelaPAN.
The organization will be run by two leaders. Former presidential candidate Tatsiana Karatkevich was elected the chairperson of the organization. She will perform representative function on socio-political issues. Andrei Dzmitryeu has become the chairman of the National Council of the organization. He will deal with organizational and legal matters.
Despite raised hopes, a full turn toward Europe seems unlikely.
Do recent events indicate that Belarus could fully turn towards Europe and pull away from Russia politically? In the last few months, a number of developments have excited observers in international media and revitalised old debates about the former Soviet country’s future. But despite positive indications, a broader view suggests that this prediction may be overly optimistic.
In the judgment of most media freedom or democracy indexes, the Eastern European country is labelled as one of the worst in Europe and in recent years Belarus has shown no tangible progress towards establishing a free media atmosphere.