Interview with World War II veteran Pyotr Kolpakov (Belarus)

The Great Patriotic War veteran shares his intelligence on the Battles of Stalingrad and Kursk and much more Interview with World War II veteran Pyotr Kolpakov Kolpakov Pyotr Fedorovich (born in 1923) is a native of the Kamyshinsky district of the Volgograd region, veteran of the Great Patriotic War. He is a starshina (~sergeant major). During the Battle of Stalingrad, he was seriously wounded, but after being treated in the hospital, returned

Interview with World War II veteran Alexandr Grigoryev (Belarus)

The Great Patriotic War veteran, partisan shares his thoughts to the matter in accordance with the 75th anniversary of the Victory over Fascism in an op-ed Interview with World War II veteran Alexandr Grigoryev Alexander Filippovich Grigoryev (born in 1928) is a native of Smolensk Oblast, a region 400 km west of Moscow, and a Great Patriotic War veteran. The war began for him on July 23, 1941, when the fascists on motorbikes

Results of an ISHR (Belarus) Young Human Rights Defender School students World War II survey

Results of a students of the ISHR (Belarus) Young Human Rights Defender School operated on the basis of the Brest State College of Communications interview dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and conducted by Natal’ya Baydakova, teacher of social and humanitarian disciplines at the College, member of the ISHR (Belarus) since 1996. ©Giles Thomas Results of an ISHR (Belarus) Young Human Rights Defender School

Interview with World War II veteran Konstantin Kruglikov (Belarus)

The Battle of Kursk participant shares his thoughts to the matter in accordance with the 75th anniversary of the Victory over Fascism in an op-ed Interview with World War II veteran Konstantin Kruglikov Konstantin Maksimovich Kruglikov (born in 1924) is a native of the village Novosyolki of the Gomel Region, a scout of the 336th regiment of the 5th Rifle Division of the 3rd Army of the Bryansk Front. He began

Results of the republican youth survey on the topic “On the outcomes of World War II”

The idea of conducting a republican survey belongs to Professor Ivan Kotlyar, Chairman of the Board of the Belarusian Section of the ISHR. The survey was conducted by the Scientific and Advisory Council of the ISHR (Belarus) from March to April 2020. Information on the results of the republican youth survey on the topic “On the outcomes of World War II” © sovraskin The geography of carrying out

Statement by the ISHR (Belarus) on Racial Discrimination in the USA

ISHR Belarus declares that the right to life must be respected for all despite differences in skin color: the life of a black person is as valuable as the life of a white person. Statement by the Belarusian Section of the International Society for Human Rights on Racial Discrimination in the United States Night of June 6th at the Lincoln Memorial , © Victoria Pickering Given that the

Does Belarus downplay the global coronavirus pandemic?

Does Belarus downplay the global coronavirus pandemic? (©Guus Krol) Belarusians began to feel the consequences of the global coronavirus pandemic around the beginning of the second decade of March 2020. The authorities were forced to restrict the entry and departure rules in response to similar measures taken by neighboring states (Poland, Russia, Ukraine, and others) to limit the movement of people. These affected both the crossing of the state border

Belarus. Collective responsibilty against disinformation.

 About the collective responsibility of state, media, civil society and user against disinformation From a speech at the round-table meeting “Disinformation in the media. Ways to overcome it” (“Disinformation in the media. Ways to overcome it”, Minsk, October 17, 2019) In the situation of the increased volume of fake news in both traditional and new media, an increase in cases of manipulation of the consciousness of information consumers, it is

Cybercrime and the rules of a personal response

Cybercrime and the rules of a personal response Image credit to Cerillion Skyline From a report at the seminar “Media, opinion formation, human rights” (Brest, September 28, 2019) The international experts on cybersecurity of Cybersecurity Ventures estimated that in 2019 cyber attacks occur every 14 seconds in the world. Increasing in number of cases of fraud using social engineering techniques is also expected to be totaled in the

“Disinformation in the media. Ways to overcome it” – the Belarusian section of the ISHR held a round table in Minsk

“Disinformation in the media. Ways to overcome it” – the Belarusian section of the ISHR held a round table in Minsk In terms of the implementation of the grant by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs #CivilSocietyCooperation to the ISHR on the topic “Media, opinion formation, human rights,” the Board and the Scientific Expert Council of the Belarusian Section of the ISHR together with the Republican Public Association “Belarusian Philosophical