On January 24, 2008, at 14.00 a rewarding ceremony of the winners of the contest for the best coverage of the topic “Refugees in Belarus” in the mass media was held in UNHCR Representation in the Republic of Belarus. The contest was conducted in the framework of EU AENEAS — UNHCR project “Strengthening the Protection Capacity in the Republic of Belarus”. 

On January 24, 2008, at 14.00 a rewarding ceremony of the winners of the contest for the best coverage of the topic “Refugees in Belarus” in the mass media was held in UNHCR Representation in the Republic of Belarus (Minsk, Partizansky ave., 6a, 6th floor). 

The contest was conducted in the framework of EU AENEAS — UNHCR project “Strengthening the Protection Capacity in the Republic of Belarus”. 27 journalists from 19 mass media took part in the contest. 69 works were presented for consideration of the jury. The commission made a decision to announce as the winners: in the nomination “The best mass media, author, group of authors”:

  • Vladzimir Borisenko, for the selection of materials on the coverage of refugee issue in Belarus in the newspapers “Na Strazhe”,
  • Elena Prus, for the selection of materials on refugees in Belarus and the activities of UNHCR, placed on the electronic informational resource BelTA.

 in the nomination “The best newspaper/journal publication and TV/radio program”:

  •  Oksana Mytjko, for the articles dedicated to refugee children, published in the news paper “7 dney” (first prize)
  • Ekaterina Otradnova, for the interview both in Russian and English on the legal status of refugees in Belarus and refugee children, broadcasted on the air of radio station “Belarus” (second prize).

 Two encouraging rewards were given to:

  • Elena Semenova, for the articles in the newspaper “Narodnya Gazeta” on the Public Association of Georgians in Grodno;
  • Olga Kosyakova, for the articles about the life of refugees in Belarus, published in the newspaper “Vecherny Minsk”.

For other information please contact Ms. Tatiana Selivanova
UNHCR Representation in the Republic of Belarus
tel. +375 17 298 33 35 (37)
fax +375 17 298 23 69 

Ms. Olga Shevtsova 
IPA «Evolutio»
tel. +375 17 284 00 13

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