Nasha Niva

Nasha Niva

 

(Our Field), a Byelorussian sociopolitical and literary illustrated newspaper published weekly in Vilnius between 1906 and 1915. Its editor and publisher was A. Vlasov, who was succeeded in 1914 by I. Lutsevich (Ia. Kupala).

Nasha niva was an openly published mass circulation newspaper with general democratic tendencies and was intended for a readership chiefly of peasants and provincial intellectuals. It opposed social and national oppression and defended the right of the Byelorussian people to an independent national and historical development. Nevertheless, the solutions that the newspaper proposed to fundamental sociopolitical problems were characterized by a liberal-reformist, even Enlightenment, approach.

As the only legally published newspaper in the Byelorussian language, Nasha niva was the center of Byelorussian literary life. Appearing in its pages were Ia. Kupala, Ia. Kolas, M. Bogdanovich, Z. Biadulia, T. Gartnyi, Sh. Iadvigin, and other Byelorussian writers.

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Andrej Dynko is the editor in chief of Nasha Niva, a weekly newspaper in Belarus.
The group s administrator Sergei Pavlyukevich was detained by the Belarussian KGB on Friday and told to stop his Internet activity or face charges, journalist for the opposition Nasha Niva newspaper Kastus Matushich said.
Last November, the Belarusian authorities allowed the printing and distribution of two independent newspapers, Narodnaia Volia and Nasha Niva (there are 13 independent newspapers still awaiting registration).
As Andrei Dynko, the editor of Nasha Niva, who was arrested and jailed for several days in March, observed about his newspaper's working conditions: "We have to ignore many laws--the 24-day annual paid leaves, maternity or sick leaves, maximum 40 hours of work per week, sanitary norms in the office, nightly shifts.
Last November, the Belarusian authorities allowed the printing and distribution of the two independent newspapers, Narodnaia Volia and Nasha Niva (there are 13 independent newspapers still awaiting registration).
This survived the Czarist censors for only six issues--but was then reincarnated as Nasha Niva (Our Grainfield), which survived until the outbreak of World War I, and which gave its name to the whole movement of ethnic/cultural/political revival of those years.
I welcome the announcement of Belarus, on 19 November, to take concrete steps to allow the printing and distribution of the two independent newspapers, Narodnaia Volia and Nasha Niva, and to discuss the changes to the electoral legislation," Benita Ferrero-Waldner, the EU commissioner responsible for external relations, said in a statement issued on 21 November.