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Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Seventh independent newspaper shut down by Belarus state

A Belarussian independent newspaper said Wednesday it had been temporarily shut down by the government of this isolated former Soviet republic due to its political coverage. The Regional Newspaper in the town of Molodechno received a notice from the information ministry saying it was shut down for three months, its editor Alexander Mantsevich told AFP. See also the letter of protest sent by the World Editors Forum and the WAN.

Posted by Bertrand Pecquerie on September 29, 2004 at 07:22 PM in k. Circulation and newspaper launches, o. Ethics and Press Freedom | Permalink


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