This year, Belsat TV is marking its tenth anniversary.
Our channel began its broadcasting on December 10, 2007, the World Human Rights Day. The project had been in preparation under the supervision of Polish TV journalist Agnieszka Romaszewska-Guzy since June 2006.
— Belsat in English (@Belsat_Eng) December 9, 2017
10 facts about Belsat TV (ENG video)
1. Agnieszka Romaszewska came up with the idea of Belsat when she was denied entry to Belarus. The idea of creating the independent TV station was supported by Poland’s main political forces and independent organisations in Belarus.
2. It was in 2017 when we broadcast live street protests in a number of Belarusian cities for the first time.
3. Belsat TV is the only foreign media outlet which has never been granted accreditation in Belarus. Due to the lack of it, our journalists have been fined 59 times in 2017 alone.
4. We report cases of persecuting the Union of Poles in Belarus, remember our common history and discuss our mutual relations.
6. Our videos and posts have a monthly reach of 7 mln persons. Belsat TV audience has grown twofold in the last 3 years. According to the study conducted by the Civitta Group SATIO in May 2017, 10% of Belarusian adult сitizens (over 750,000) watch Belsat.
7. We televise the events and things which state-run media turn a blind eye to. For example, new residences of the Belarusian president or crackdowns on peaceful protests.
8. Our activity goes beyond Belarus: we were among the first to have shown snipers on Kyiv’s Maidan.
9. We have made more than 300 films and reports. Watch Belarusian documentaries on belsat.eu!