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[03.11.23] New Printing House Charges Higher than Promised

The service charges at the new American printing house are too steep for the "Delo#" newspaper. The prices for service are much higher than those of the governmental printing-house "Uchkun", the newspaper claimed after printing just one issue in the independent printing house within the framework of the Freedom House project "Mass Media Support". It was promised that the service cost would be lower than at the "Uchkun" printing-house. Delo# claims the support by the printing house is not equally distributed, saying that only the local newspaper MSN receives privileges, with its Saturday issue free of charge. Delo# questions the mission of the American project, which aimed to support Kyrgyz mass media and to enhance freedom of speech in the republic.
Delo#/Eurasianet, December 03, 2003

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