Dmitry Zhuk: Belarus would like to receive information directly from South Caucasus

Today the studio of Vestnik Kavkaza was visited by the Director General of the Belarusian Telegraph Agency BelTA, Dmitry Zhuk, who arrived in Russia to attend the Forum of European and Asian Media (FEAM-2015) titled 'Sustainable partnership in an unstable world'. Dmitry Zhuk spoke about the information wars against the former Soviet Union and the attention paid by the Belarusian media to the events in Caucasus.

In the first place, he noted that Belarus is actively interested in news from the republics of the South Caucasus. "Our people would like to receive information directly from these countries, and not through the prism of the media of third countries. Recently we followed the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan through Trend and AzerTaс, and an absolutely normal civilized, transparent and open electoral process was shown there, and when we have compared it with the estimates of other countries' mass media, we saw a certain dissonance. I'll tell you more, as the Western media writes about all our elections under a tracing paper, it turned out to be a projection, because it does not matter where the elections are held, in Azerbaijan, Belarus or Kazakhstan," Dmitry Zhuk stressed.

"All the main Russian television channels are broadcast in Belarus, and Ukrainian television channels are broadcast in the south of the country, so that we have a unique opportunity to hear both sides, if we are talking about the information conflict over Ukraine. Plus, the European channels are also broadcast here," he said.

Returning to the South Caucasian issues, the BelTA CEO spoke about the broadcasting of the First European Games in Baku in the Belarusian media. "For example, we sent photojournalists and writer sports reporters to Baku, and when they came back, they said that it is a chic European city. "This is probably the most important assessment. The fact that the Games were held at a high level was expected, because Azerbaijan had already held the Eurovision Song contest. But the fact that Baku is a European city, which is much better than many European cities, had the greatest effect," Dmitry Zhuk said.

He praised FEAM-2015 as a remarkable site, "where you can meet and talk with partners, colleagues and friends." The effectiveness of its work depends on the will of everyone who takes part in it. At the same time, people are cooperating, finding common interests and topics for discussion and sharing information, photo and video stories. That is, everything depends on the desire," the Director General of the Belarusian Telegraph Agency BelTA concluded.

7605 views

Read on the subject


More Russian news

Russia#039s Channel One refuses to broadcast Samoilova#039s performance via satellite

Russia's Channel One refuses to broadcast Samoilova's performance via satellite

Channel One Russia has turned down a proposal by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to transmit performance of the Russian entry to the Eurovision 2017 song contest, Yuliya Samoilova via satellite from Moscow, said a statement …

Russia, Kyrgyzstan to expand military-technical cooperation

Russia, Kyrgyzstan to expand military-technical cooperation

Today, Vladimir Kozhin, Russian President's aide on military-technical cooperation issues, said that Russia and Kyrgyzstan are going to sign an agreement on the development of military-technical cooperation within the …

Turkey#039s ambassador to Russia hopes trade crisis between countries will be over soon

Turkey's ambassador to Russia hopes trade crisis between countries will be over soon

Turkey's Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Russia Huseyin Dirioz hopes that the Russian-Turkish trade crisis that arose after Turkey suspended duty-free imports of Russian agricultural products will be resolved …

Turkey warns Russia following sniper fire from Syria

Turkey warns Russia following sniper fire from Syria

A senior Turkish official says his country has warned Russia that Ankara will retaliate against any new cross-border attack on Turkish troops from Syrian Kurdish-held areas in Syria, Fox News reported. Foreign Ministry Spokesman …

Maria Zakharova: West tries to disrupt 2018 FIFA World Cup

Maria Zakharova: West tries to disrupt 2018 FIFA World Cup

The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said today that the West is preparing a campaign to disrupt 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. "After some time, very short time, we will …

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia suspended over extremism

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia suspended over extremism

Russia’s Justice Ministry has suspended the activities of the religious organization calling itself Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia due to its extremist activities, TASS reports. According to the …

European Broadcasting Union invites Samoilova to sing live from Russia

European Broadcasting Union invites Samoilova to sing live from Russia

The European Broadcasting Union has invited Russia’s national television broadcaster Chanel 1 to arrange for a live video link-up with the Eurovision 2017 contest in Kiev to let Russia’s participant, wheelchair-bound Yulia …

Russian Finance Ministry: Oil prices may return to $40 level

Russian Finance Ministry: Oil prices may return to $40 level

Oil prices may return to the level of around $ 40 per barrel in the medium term, director of the revenue department of the Russian Finance Ministry Yelena Lebedinskaya said. "In principle, we expect that we will …

Moscow#039s proposals on Syria#039s constitution may be taken into account at Geneva talks

Moscow's proposals on Syria's constitution may be taken into account at Geneva talks

Moscow does not rule out that some Russian proposals will be taken into consideration while discussing the new Syrian constitution in Geneva, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, told a press briefing on …

Maria Zakharova: Russia and Turkey still restoring former relations

Maria Zakharova: Russia and Turkey still restoring former relations

Relations between Moscow and Ankara are in the process of returning to the previous level of cooperation, the development of which was interrupted by the tragedy with the Russian fighter, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Maria …

more Russian news