Slavianski Bazaar Festival definitely unites countries
International Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk Festival of Arts produces quality cultural TV content uniting countries and nations
“I’d like to stress that the Slavianski Bazaar is not only a socio-cultural project. It unites counties during its preparation and hosting, and for some time afterwards. Belarusian and foreign TV channels broadcast fragments and the best concerts throughout the year. Its content many channels would love to gain access to. With this in mind, we aren’t simply organising a festival but are producing great ‘cultural’ TV,” Ms. Ananich notes.
She adds that more accredited journalists than ever are keen to cover the event, showing its relevance in today’s world. The contest is always developing, introducing new elements, to retain a fresh outlook.
Belarus’ Foreign Ministry invites foreign journalists to attend, while the National TV and Radio Company invites its partners. Ms. Ananich notes, “We’re waiting for representatives of the European Broadcasting Union and CIS TV companies. The Information Ministry also invites its colleagues and I believe all those countries with which we co-operate as part of intergovernmental relations will be represented at the festival. The diplomatic corps also attend with great pleasure.”
Ms. Ananich stresses that it’s important for journalists to realise their potential to shape public opinion and knowledge in a positive fashion. She asserts, “Culture is a bridge to greater understanding, co-operation and friendship.”
By Yekaterina Knyazeva