Stepan Svetlov, founder of Telegram channel Nexta Live. Photo: AFPStepan Svetlov, founder of Telegram channel Nexta Live. Photo: AFP
Stepan Svetlov, founder of Telegram channel Nexta Live. Photo: AFP

The young Belarusian blogger mobilising protesters with Telegram app

  • Stepan Svetlov is the founder of Telegram channel NEXTA Live, which has 2.1 million subscribers
  • It originally began as a satirical YouTube channel, but Svetlov moved to the encrypted app after police raided his house

Topic |   Belarus
Stepan Svetlov, founder of Telegram channel Nexta Live. Photo: AFPStepan Svetlov, founder of Telegram channel Nexta Live. Photo: AFP
Stepan Svetlov, founder of Telegram channel Nexta Live. Photo: AFP
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