Novy Chas

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Novy Chas
Novy Chas logo.jpg
TypeWeekly newspaper
PublisherFrantsishak Skaryna Belarusian Language Society
Editor-in-chiefAksana Kolb
FoundedMarch 2007; 14 years ago (2007)
Political alignmentIndependent
liberal
LanguageBelarusian
HeadquartersMinsk
Circulation3600 (February 2021)
Sister newspapersNasha Slova
ISSN2218-2244
Websitenovychas.by

Novy Chas (Belarusian: Новы Час, New Time in English) is a private newspaper from Belarus.[1] It comes every week. It writes about society and politics in the Belarusian language.

History[change | change source]

The government has been making troubles for Novy Chas all the time. Shortly after its start, Novy Chas was stopped to be printed.[2] The newspaper was warned by the government of Belarus at the end of 2007.[3] In June 2010, the paper was also warned by the Ministry of Information.[4] Then it was took away from stores run by the government.[4]

It has been writing about the 2020 Belarusian protests and 2020 Belarusian presidential election, so several journalists of Novy Chas have been tried and arrested for that.[5][6]

Since February 2021, the newspaper is taken away from stores run by the government again.[7]

On May 28, 2021, the Deputy Prosecutor General of Belarus Maksim Voronin made a warning to the editor-in-chief of Novy Chas.[8] The official did not like three stories printed in the newspaper in February and April 2021.[8] The warning was written in Russian and had some citations from these Belarusian stories.[8] Their translation from the Belarusian language into the Russian language was wrong, though.[8] On June 7, 2021, Belposhta (Belpost (Belarusian: Белпошта), Belarusian postal service) said no to making an agreement on using its subscription services for the second half of 2021 to the office of Novy Chas.[9]

On August 10, 2021, it became known that there will be no newspaper in the print form after August 12.[10] The private printing house "Roll Print" wrote a letter about it on July 27.[10] The printing house ran into troubles in the process of printing, so it became not possible to stick to the agreement on printing, it said.[10] Novy Chas tried to find a new printing house but did not make it.[10] Novy Chas promised that its website and social network services would be kept going.[10]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Dimiter Kenarov (2012-03-02). "Tongue Oppressor". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved 2014-01-23.
  2. "The "Novy Chas" Newspaper Resumed Publication". Kontrateksty. 2007-05-25. Retrieved 2014-01-23.
  3. "Independent Belarusian Newspaper Threatened With Closure". Radio Free Europe. 2007-12-07. Retrieved 2014-01-23.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Information Ministry Issues Warning to Newspaper Novy Chas". Democratic Belarus. 2010-06-14. Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-01-23.
  5. "Фотакор Яна Трусіла атрымала 13 сутак за сваю прафесійную дзейнасць". Новы Час (in Belarusian). 2020-11-02. Retrieved 2021-01-25.
  6. "Фотакора «Новага Часу» Яну Трусіла асудзілі на 15 сутак (дапоўнена)". Новы Час (in Belarusian). 2020-11-30. Retrieved 2021-01-25.
  7. "Печатную версию «Брестской газеты» постигла участь «Народной воли», «БелГазеты», «Свободных новостей Плюс»". mediaiq.by (in Russian). Brestskaya Gazeta. 2021-01-19. Archived from the original on 2021-01-19. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Shustin, Aaron (2021-06-02). "ЖУРНАЛИСТЫ ИЛИ ЭКСТРЕМИСТЫ?" (in Russian). Independent Israeli site / אתר ישראלי עצמאי / Независимый израильский сайт / Незалежны iзраiльскi сайт. Archived from the original on 2021-06-07. Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  9. "«Белпочта» исключила газету «Новы Час» из подписного каталога" (in Russian). Brestskaya Gazeta. 2021-06-07. Archived from the original on 2021-06-07. Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 АД (2021-08-10). "Выхад газеты «Новы час» прыпынены: прыватная друкарня адмовілася яе друкаваць" (in Belarusian). Belsat. Archived from the original on 2021-08-11. Retrieved 2021-08-11.
  11. Dawn Arteaga (2008-07-03). "Belarus' Pioneering Editor and Ugandan Human Rights Reporter Named 2008 Knight International Journalism Award Winners". International Center for Journalists. Archived from the original on 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-07-17.
  12. Марина Рахлей (2008-07-04). "Алексей Король: лучше не премии получать, а жить в свободной стране" (in Russian). naviny.by. Retrieved 2013-07-17.
  13. "Belarusian Newspaper Novy Chas Wins Award of Germany's Zeit Foundation". Democratic Belarus. 2009-06-04. Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-01-23.
  14. "Free Press defenders receive awards at the Nobel Institute in Oslo". Human Rights House. 2011-06-17. Retrieved 2014-01-23.
  15. "Недзяржаўная газета "Новы час" атрымала прэмію нямецкага фонда "Цайт"" (in Belarusian). European Radio for Belarus. 2009-06-04. Archived from the original on 2009-06-04. Retrieved 2017-01-17.

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