About Us

The Ministry of Counterculture is a brand new online platform to address the narrow understanding of the role the arts play in social change, featuring unexpected and untold stories of human resilience and creativity. At the helm, Nikolai Khalezin, BFT co-founder and former co-Editor-in-chief of Belarusian national broadsheets Name and News, both shut down by the Belarusian government. He is joined by Ministry of Counterculture’s Managing Editor Georgie Weedon, previously the third member of the Al Jazeera English launch team.

Along with daily news stories, informal and insightful blogs from guest contributors, campaigns, global arts reviews and events, the platform plays host to several original film, photography and print feature strands, offering a bold alternative perspective and unique access into the world of arts, free speech, human rights, social justice and everything in between.

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