Telegram-channel Nexta Live: Against the Trash of Lukashenka

According to the Belarusian autocrat Aleksandr Lukashenka organized the protests against him "from abroad". Really, the young people working behind the most i

Telegram-channel Nexta Live: Against the Trash of Lukashenka

According to the Belarusian autocrat Aleksandr Lukashenka organized the protests against him "from abroad". Really, the young people working behind the most important means of communication of the protesters in the neighbouring country of Poland in Belarus, you would have been long since arrested. Especially in the first days after the presidential election, where the Internet was in Belarus is severely restricted, was nothing without "Nexta Live" in the messenger service Telegram.

Friedrich Schmidt

Political correspondent for Russia and the CIS in Moscow.

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at the beginning of August, the channel had a little more than 300,000 subscribers, which could be photos, Videos, and reports on their Smartphones to send. On Sunday, more than two million subscribers were already, at nine and a half million inhabitants in Belarus.

templates for flyers with strike call

The power of "Nexta Live" behind a channel of the Indian government to Corona pandemic with two and a half million subscribers to the most successful of Telegram channel in the section "news and mass media". The channel should take it on themselves to invoke actions, such as marches and strikes and to mobilize against Lukashenka informed about it, from where security forces were advancing, where protesters needed assistance, hide, or water to drink, widely used templates for leaflets with a strike call.

Around hundreds of Chats to the local co-ordination were formed, in addition, there are other "Nexta"offers. The Team reviews in rush hours thousands of messages from users in the hour, more widespread and more of a selection.

The 25-year-old Roman protasse witsch, a former Journalist and comrade-in-arms of the 22-year-old "Nexta"-founder Stepan Putilo said in Interviews that it was difficult to exceed the limit of a journalistic project to a "people's project": you've decided after a long consultation, in view of the suppression of the Opposition.

As the political leader of the protest, it did not want to gave Svetlana Tichanowskaja, which has been declared the winner of the presidential elections,: and could not come to the top, because her husband is in the violence of the regime. "If not we, then nobody is," said protasse witsch in allusion to the significance of this pseudonym of Putilo: "Nechta" is pronounced, it means in Belarusian "someone". So Youtube was the name of the Blog, the Putilo 2015 as a 17-year-old student began to accumulate in his own words "all the Trash that happens in Lukaschenkas of Belarus".

"The Regime would destroy the channel"

The problems: As a Student in the Polish Katowice (Kattowitz) visited Putilo in the beginning of 2018 with his family in Minsk, where his apartment was searched, allegedly to the display of a woman who saw in a Youtube movie is an insult to Lukaschenkas. Since then, Putilo is not returned for security reasons to Belarus.

Updated Date: 16 August 2020, 16:20

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