Belarus TV to keep Novikau as staff

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The show Human Rights–World Outlook was cancelled on October 27, its notorious host and presenter Yauhen Novikau said earlier.

Belarus State TV spokesperson Svyatlana Smalonskaya-Krasouskaya told Euroradio that the company had asked Novikau to create a new program.  

Smalonskaya-Krasouskaya: "Yauhen Novikau still works for the company. The program Human Rights: World Outlook will no longer be broadcast on Belarus 24. It is a normal thing that any TV project gets closed sooner or later unless it is a news program.”

Novikau’s program was over 10 years old.

Ukraine’s National Television and Radio Council announced that Belarus-24 satellite TV channel could be banned in Ukraine due to anti-Ukrainian propaganda, nn.by reports. Propaganda was spotted in Novikau's Human Rights - World Outloook.

However, the refusal from the program is not connected with it, Smalonskaya-Krasouskaya said. Belarus 24 will be broadcast in Ukraine and the contract has not been cancelled yet.