Information Minister Uladzimir Rusakevich Warns Bobruiski Kuryer Newspaper

2004 2004-10-16T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The editorial board of Bobruiski Kuryer learned about the warning on October 15 from the Ministry’s letter. The edition is accused of publishing ads of licensed businesses “having received no license confirmation from advertisers” (Art 30 of the Law on Press), reports Belarusian Association of Journalists.
According to Anatol Sanatsenka, Bobruiski Kuryer editor-in-chief, the Ministry sanctions are the result of the street poll of Babruisk residents about their attitude to referendum (2 votes “for”, and 5 – “against”). Besides that, the newspaper regularly criticized the local authorities.
Anatol Sanatsenka told the Belarusian Association of Journalists, that he will try to appeal the warning. Let us remind the readers that the same reason was used to suspend Mestnaya Gazeta on October 14.

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