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Pavel Sheremet Chief editor, Belarus Partisan

Pavel is the founder and editor-in-chief of Belarus Partisan – a socio-political website. Based in Moscow, he also works for Kommersant Publishing House. Since 1996, Pavel has worked for Russian TV channel ORT (today ‘Channel One’), first as a correspondent for Belarus, later as a presenter and author of an analytical programme and head of the Special Projects Department. In 1995-1996, Pavel was editor-in-chief of the independent newspaper Belorusskaya Delovaya Gazeta. His career started in 1994 at Belarusian Television where he presented and authored a weekly analytical programme.

Pavel Sheremet is the author of 30 documentaries, including ‘Chechen Diary’, ‘Wild Hunt’, ‘1991: the Last Year of the Empire’, and ‘General Lebed's Last Height’, winning awards at several international documentary film festivals. His books include ‘The Accidental President’ about Lukashenko (co-authored with Svetlana Kalinkina) and a textbook for TV journalists.

Pavel received an OSCE award for democracy and protecting human rights in journalism (2002); an award from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) for his contribution to furthering freedom of speech (1998); and a Belarusian PEN-Centre award for Best TV Reporter (1995).

Pavel is a member of the Russian Academy of Television and a graduate in international economic relations from the Belarusian Economic University.