16 January 2018, Tuesday, 10:43

Lukashenka appoints Ananich minister of information


The partisan of censorship has received the post of minister of information.

Aliaksandr Lukashenka has appointed Lilia Ananich minister of information. She served as the interim minister.

Lilia Ananich was born in the village of Liavonava, the Barysau district, the Minsk region in 1960. She graduated from Belarusian State University in 1982 and Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus in 2000.

She worked as a photojournalists for the Minsk district newspaper “Shliakh Kamunizmu” in 1982-1984, as an editor and chief editor at the Research Institute for Automation Equipment (Minsk) in 1984-1992, as an editor, chief specialist, deputy head of the department for media at the Ministry of Culture and Press of Belarus in 1992-1996. She was a deputy head and then head of the information and analytical department of the State Committee on Press in 1996-2001, a deputy minister of information of Belarus in 2001-2003, the first deputy minister of information since 2003.

In 2008, Ananich proposed to impose the mandatory registration of the Internet media in Belarus. According to her, Belarus has a problem of “flows of misinformation from foreign websites”.

“We have the experience of Chine that blocked such sites in its territory,” Ananich said.