Tvoi Styl (Your Style) Festival is one of the brightest events in Belarus social life.
The founders of the festival, the Third Sector Center and Belarusian Association of Journalists, have been organizing it since 2007.
The initial aim of the event was to create an additional platform for the professional education of young journalists. During the first festival, however, we realized that not only young people with interest in journalism need such a platform. Members of NGOs, students, activists joined the festival as well. By conducting the festival every two years, we create a special space for the creative communication, boost the positive image of journalism in the eyes of Belarusians and support the quality journalism and freedom of the press.
Hrodna has all rights to be the place for such festivals, since this city hosts the School of young journalists for already 15 years; the school is the oldest in Belarus.
Many well-known journalists who work for Belarusian and foreign media, as well as civic activists, graduated from the School.
The third Tvoi Styl (Your Style) Festival is taking place in May, 25-27, 2012. A motto of the festival is “Start up efficiently!” This is our message to young participants making their first steps in journalism. And we’re going to help them to do it in a worthy and professional way.
The program of the Festival includes the Belarusian documental cinema and animation show, exhibition of the winners of the professional photo contest “Belarus Press Photo 2012”, workshops of famous Belarusian and foreign journalists, talk-show “Journalism in 2012”, presentations of the information resources for young participants and visitors.