Vitebsk Regional Printing Press Refuses to Print Vitebski Kuryer Newspaper
On March 22 state-owned Vitebsk printing press refused to print independent newspaper Vitebski Kuryer, the newspaper’s chief editor Uladzimir Bazan told BelaPAN. “We learned about the refusal of the state company to print our edition from its director, Yauhen Larychau. He didn’t tell us about the reasons”, -- U. Bazan says. According to him, tomorrow’s issue of the newspaper (VK comes out twice a week – on Tuesdays and Fridays) will get to the readers. The issue is being printed on the photocopying machines in the editorial office. It will have an A4 format (instead of A2).
Vitebski Kuryer was published from 1906 till 1913. After a long break it was restored on 9 June 1990. In January 2006 Vitebsk post offices and Vitebsk sayuzdruk distribution companies cancelled agreements with the editorial team about subscription and distribution of the newspaper through newspaper kiosks. Now the newspaper gets to its readers through public activists.