The limited liability company “Belorusskaya Gazeta” has been reregistered as “BelGazeta” Ltd, told director of the edition Ihar Vysotski to BelaPAN. As said by him, the next stage is to be re-registration of the newspaper under the same name.
As we have informed, according to the decree of Alyaksandr Lukashenka of May 31, 2005 “On additional measures regulating of the use of the words “national” and “Belarusian” in the names of commercial and non-commercial organizations of the country”, these words could be used only by state-owned organizations and mass media, and by the political parties, national public associations, trade unions and banks. According to the document, organizations and mass media which do not correspond to the requirements of the decree are to be reregistered within three months.
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Supporting and publicising nonviolent pro-democracy groups throughout the region.
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