«Class of 2009

Natalia Koulinka

news editor, Radio Station Unistar 99.5, Minsk, Belarus (Lyle and Corrine Nelson International Fellow)

Koulinka was born and raised in Oshmiany in the Republic of Belarus. She graduated from the Belarusian State University in Minsk with both undergraduate and graduate degrees. From 1992-1996, she helped create and run the “Women’s Newspaper,” the only independent women’s paper in Belarus which soon became popular in Russia too. As the paper’s editor-in-chief, she focused on women in business and politics. Since 2006, she has been the news editor for the radio station Unistar in Minsk. In addition to her work as a journalist, Koulinka has been an associate professor at Belarusian State University since 2001. She is also the co-editor of the book, Krasnim po Belomy (“Red on White”), which is a collection of texts by murdered Belarus journalist, Veronika Cherkasova.

Information on this page is from the fellowship year.