Salihorsk-plus independent newspaper not registered yet
According to the Belarusian Association of Journalists, the Salihorsk-based ‘Salihorsk-plus’ independent newspaper has received a reply to its application for state registration from the Ministry of Information, claiming that the edition’s declared specialization does not meet Article 12 of the Law on the Press, since it ‘violates the state standards.’
Thus, the newspaper has been denied registration for the second time.
Uladzimir Shyla, founder of the newspaper, thinks that the Ministry of Information has been using imaginary grounds for rejecting the applications.
The BAJ lawyers support the journalists, saying that the Ministry abuses its authority.