Belarus is a country in Eastern Europe with a population of about 9.5 million. Its primary ethnic group is Belarusian, with substantial numbers of inhabitants of Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian origin. Its official languages are Russian and Belarusian. This entry first discusses the Belarus media infrastructure and government policy on media in Belarus. It then looks at the print media; radio, television, and film industries; and online media in Belarus.


Unlike in other post-Soviet states after the breakup of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Belarus left in place state control and ownership over most national media. The main radio and television infrastructure of Belarus is governed by the National State TV and Radio Company, which operated during the Soviet times. It consists of ...

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