Financial crisis entails shutdown of Evening Newspaper in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan, Astana, March 28 / Trend , K.Arinova/
On March 25, the staff of the Karaganda-based weekly Evening Newspaper was announced that the newspaper ceases to exist in relation to the financial crisis, the Adilsoz freedom of speech protection fund said.
"Journalists said: "There were no warnings from the leadership. For us it was a complete surprise. We were announced that the next day the office would be closed and all staff laid off," the fund said in a message.
The fund quoted Editor-in-chief Aleksandr Tumenev as saying that the staff had applied for dismissal in connection with the termination of the newspaper. Nine people: journalists, photographers and technicians became unemployed.
According to the Adilsoz, dismissed journalists do not intend to bring the employer to the court.
The Evening Newspaper was published in Karaganda for 10 years, with a circulation of 5,500 copies.
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