The Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BelTA) is Belarus’ largest news agency. For over 95 years BelTA has been the country’s official news agency and is the most respected source of up-to-the-minute news about Belarus’ supreme authorities.
BelTA was established on 23 December 1918. For a long time the news agency worked in tight cooperation with the Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS). In 1991 BelTA became the official news agency of the sovereign Republic of Belarus.
The Belarusian Telegraph Agency delivers news in real time. The news is available on the proprietary website in Russian, Belarusian, English, German and Spanish. BelTA is Belarus’ only official source of real-time information in five languages.
Every day BelTA produces and distributes 150-170 news items to highlight the most important events in the political, social, economic, cultural, and sport life of Belarus, news about actions and decisions of the country’s authorities, about international relations and contacts.
Every day BelTA’s photo service produces over 100 photos from all the regions of Belarus.
BelTA has offices and staff reporters in all the oblast capitals of Belarus and Moscow.
The news agency caters to over 700 customers across the globe. BelTA’s information partners include news agencies of Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and other CIS states, and also Lithuania, Bulgaria, Iran, Malaysia, China and Cuba.
BelTA is one of the most quoted news agencies in the Commonwealth of Independent States by the number of citations in international mass media.
The Belarusian Telegraph Agency is a diversified enterprise. BelTA publishes the 7 Dnei news and analysis weekly, the quarterly Economy of Belarus in Russian and English, and Belaruskaya Dumka, the monthly magazine that examines politics, culture, policy, and ideas. Apart from that, BelTA publishes books, booklets, posters, and offers printing industry services.
BelTA offers development, maintenance and informational support, promotion (optimization) of websites for government agencies, companies and institutions.