“Naša Slova” is the newspaper of the Belarusian Language Society. It is founded in 1990. Until 1997 the paper had been published in Minsk. Since then it’s been published in Lida by the local branch of BLS. In 2007 the Lida-based Publishing House of the Belarusian Language Society was established.
The editor-in-chief is Stanislaǔ Sudnik, a member of the Belarusian Journalists’ Association and of the Belarusian Writers’ Union. Well-known Belarusian scientists, writers and civil activists are the newspapers’ editorial board.
The paper has been published in A3 format with the number of pages ranging from 4 to 12. The print is monochrome though issues on special occasions are published in color. The average circulation is 2000. The newspaper is periodically engaged in large-scale information campaigns with its special editions’ run being much higher then. The top run was 15.000 copies. “Naša Slova” is published by the Lida print shop.
The newspaper publicizes the official chronicle of BLS. It also publishes on Belarusian social life and culture. A great number of PhDs and several academicians are the newspaper’s authors.
The newspaper’s articles are reproduced by a number of internet sites and unofficial media. The paper’ language is plain and easy to understand. “Naša Slova” has virtually no rivals in its segment.
The newspaper is a crystallization point for all the signatures’ collection campaigns of the Belarusian Language Society as far as it publishes the society’s proclamations and forms for signatures. It would have been impossible to carry out the society’s multiple campaigns related to the issues of the Belarusian language, culture, education, etc. were it not for the newspaper.
“Naša Slova” is in the state-owned media distributor “Belpošta’s” catalogue. It is distributed via the state-owned stalls’ network in Hrodna, Brest and Vicebsk regions. A great share of the newspaper’s run is distributed at mass rallies and conferences in Minsk.
All the paper’s authors write gratis.