Pinsk: Non-state Newspaper Miastsovy Shliakh Suspends Its Activity for Economical Reasons
The editorial office of the non-state newspaper Miastsovy Shliakh decided to suspend its activities because of a hard financial situation.
The chief editor Viktar Yarashuk commented: ‘We cannot work in the present economical situation. The newspaper is suspended – it still exists, but will not be published. We have not received wages, which are 190 000 rubles (about $88), for four months already. Lately we haven’t had even a mailman and had to deliver the newspaper on our own.’
The financial difficulties are defined by many circumstances. For instance, Pinsk printing house refused to print the newspaper. That’s why every day the circulation was transported from Baranavichy, 150 kilometers away. The local branch of Belsayuzdruk refused to sign an agreement for distribution of the newspaper and include it into the subscription catalog.