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Mikhail Doroshevich
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September 2017

"Digital transformation": To what extent is the country ready to embrace it?
Mikhail Doroshevich, Marina Sokolova
e-baltic.ORG / Baltic Internet Policy Initiative
July 2017

Online Media in Baltic States
Mikhail Doroshevich
e-baltic.ORG / Baltic Internet Policy Initiative
March 2017

Awareness and involvement in activities of civil society organizations
e-baltic.ORG / Baltic Internet Policy Initiative
January 2017

Internet Governance in Belarus
e-baltic.ORG / Baltic Internet Policy Initiative
November 2016


Belarus News

IT sector named among drivers of Belarus' economic growth in 2018
According to BelTA the Council of Ministers will review the economic results of 2017 to date, the expected results for 2017, and the forecast for January 2018 on 5 December.

velcom targets 180,000 households passed by GPON next year
According to TeleGeography Belarusian altnet velcom, part of the A1 Telekom Austria Group which from next month is merging with sister firms Atlant Telecom and TeleSat to become VELCOM, has revealed plans to increase its fibre-optic footprint in 2018, expanding its GPON network in a number of new cities, including Brest, Polotsk, Novopolotsk and Zhlobin.

Belarus is ahead of many developed European economies in software development
According to BelTA Grigory Rapota State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia Belarus is ahead of many developed European economies as far as software development is concerned.

Myasnikovich: Transformations in Belarus' IT sector will attract foreign business
According to BelTA transformations in the Belarusian IT sector will catch the interest of foreign business, Chairman of the Council of the Republic Mikhail Myasnikovich said as he opened the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Central European Initiative (CEI) in Minsk on 28 November.

Belarusian IT ministry concerned about cyberattacks targeting commercial entities
According to BelTA cyberattacks targeting commercial entities and banks represent a dangerous trend.

Belarus to promote economic digitization initiative in Eastern Partnership
According to BelTA Belarus intends to actively promote the economic digitization initiative in the Eastern Partnership, Belarus' Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei told the media after the Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels on 24 November

Atlant, TeleSat and velcom consolidated into unified enterprise, VELCOM
According to TeleGeography belarusian fixed network operator Atlant Telecom and its subsidiary TeleSet, both of which were purchased from ZUBR Capital and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) by A1 Telekom Austria Group (TAG), through a deal brokered in December 2016, will be transferred to a single legal entity - unitary enterprise (UE) VELCOM - effective 1 December 2017.

Digital technology in the spotlight of CEI PA meeting in Minsk
According to BelTA digital technology will be in the spotlight of the meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Central European Initiative in Minsk on 28 November, Irina Starovoitova, chairperson of the Council of the Republic 's permanent commission on education, science, culture and social development, the head of the National Assembly's Delegation to the CEI Parliamentary Dimension, told a press conference in BelTA's press center.

Director of Belarus' Hi-Tech Park meets with Chinese IT billionaire
According to BelTA director of the Hi-Tech Park Vsevolod Yanchevsky met with shareholders and owners of major IT companies from the Asian-Pacific region on 22 November.

Belarus hailed as one of EaP leaders in digitization of economy
According to BelTA Belarus is one of the leaders in the digitization of economy in the Eastern Partnership program, Dirk Schuebel, the head of the division for bilateral relations with the Eastern Partnership countries in the European External Action Service, said at the Minsk Forum.

Belarus remains 32nd in Global ICT Development Index
According to BelTA Belarus has confirmed its status as the regional leader in the development of information and communication technologies.


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