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Hrodna Enterprises Are “Advised” Not to Put Ads in Non-state Press

2005 2005-01-19T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The ideology board of Hrodna Regional Executive Committee filed letters to state enterprises and institutions of the city with “recommendations” not to put their advertisement in non-state newspapers. This information was provided to Belarusian Association of Journalists by the journalist of Birzha Informacii newspaper Natallia Makushyna. The editorial board also has a copy of such letter.

Together with the “recommendation” Hrodna enterprises received the list of the state institutions that put their ads in non-state newspapers. Among them there is Hrodna State University, the milk factory and the meat combine.

The head of the ideology board Uladzimir Amelka said to Natallia Makushyna that the document was meant to support the state press is of advisory nature.

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