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Alena P.

Art & Transformation: The IX. International MediaBarcamp in Lithuania

The MediaBarCamp (MBC) is a unique international on New Media and media activism. First МediaBarCamp took place in Lithuania in June 2008. Now MediaBarCamp became a unique open space participant-driven non-conference where the agenda of the event is initiated and determined by participants themselves.

The main purpose of the MediaBarCamp is to stimulate New Media projects development in Belarus. The non-conference is conducted to arrange coordination between existing projects and to establish new contacts.


This year's ninth non-conference is dedicated to Art & Transformation and will take place on the 26-29 of May and will bring together activists from Belarus and all around the world – from Cuba to Azerbaijan, from Sweden to Egypt. The main goal of MediaBarCamp 2016 is to stimulate media activism and new media projects, to promote use of social networks and possibilities provided by the Internet. MBC2016 also aims to coordinate already existing initiatives in participant's countries as well as to develop contacts within active international youth society.

This year's topic is art & transformation. The participants will try to find the answer if art is powerful enough to make any changes in society? Bloggers, media and political activists, collective online project developers, innovative ideas developers, social entrepreneurships, active citizens and cultural activists that stand for freedom of speech and expression, representatives of socio-cultural projects that use media as a channel of communication with their audience will gather together and discuss the position of art in politics and vice versa.

Here you can apply for participation, check the requirements beforehand. The deadline is April 18.

The organizers of the event are the Swedish International Liberal Centre (SILC) in cooperation with local partners in Belarus and Sweden.


Alena P. is an independent election observer from Belarus (EOTP project).



The background image is a derivative of "Belarus" by Marc Veraart, used under CC BY.