ARCHE Is Not Distributed in Mahiliow
According to Belarusian Association of Journalists
On 26 January the trading enterprise “Mahiliowkniha” returned the non-sold copies of ARCHE magazine to the public distributor Ales Asiptsow who was a mediator between the enterprise and the editorial board of the magazine. At the same time, the administration of “Mahiliowkniha” stated broke the agreement with the editorial board of ARCHE and wouldn’t sell the magazine at newsstands and bookstores, explaining it with the weak demand for it, proving it with a number of old copies of the magazine that weren’t bought.
Ales Asiptsow, however, thinks that the agreement was broken because the magazine devoted one of its latest numbers to the tenth anniversary of Lukashenka’s rule. Last autumn a number of Minsk bookstores refused to sell the magazine and demanded from the editorial board to take away all numbers, including the older ones.