Ales Taustyka, Head of the NGO ‘For Free Development of Entrepreneurship’ and political analyst Uladzimir Padhol came up with the proposal to stop broadcasting Russian TV station NTV in Belarus.
In their appeal to president Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Prosecutor General Alyaksandr Kanyuk, the activists state that the channel insulted the Belarusian state and its leadership.
In the latest episode of the TV program Gathering Place hosts Olga Belova and Andrei Norkin mocked at the Belarusian leader for his willingness to improve relations with the EU. Ms Belova repeated several times that Lukashenka acted as a ‘whore wife’. Later she added that his behaviour bore a strong resemblance to that of a lady belonged to ‘the oldest profession in the world’.
“Belarus was compared to a prostitute, and its leader was accused of immorality and corruption. We believe that by doing so, the Russian TV inflicted moral harm to Belarus, its citizens and its leader; our honor and dignity have been compromised,” the appeal reads.
“While a prosecutor’s investigation is in progress, broadcasting of NTV political shows should be suspended in Belarus. Taking into account the regularity of NTV attacks on Belarus, we propose to replace NTV programs by shows made by TV channel Belsat,” the authors say. According to them, Belsat TV has never dented the reputation of Belarus and its citizens.