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May, 7 Belarus celebrates the Day of Radio, Television and Communication Workers

May, 7 Belarus celebrates the Day of Radio, Television and Communication Workers. In 1996 according to President’s Decree the day got a status of a professional holiday.

Alexander Popov was a Russian physicist who was the first to communicate messages by radio waves. On May, 7 1895 at the Russian Physical-Chemical Society he demonstrated reception of radio signals from a transmitter. This day is celebrated as Radio Day.

The history of Belarusian radio began on November, 15 1925. January, 1 1956 Belarusian television started its broadcasting.

Today it is impossible to imagine people’s life without radio, television, telephone and the Internet. All this has become a part of our life making us more mobile and informed. That’s why the job of radio- and TV journalists is of great importance. TV and radio workers are the first to provide us with local and overseas news. They make it possible for proplr to communicate with one another killing the distance. Communication development has become one of the most important criteria to assess a social and economic status of the country, well-being of the people who live in it.

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