22 August 2003, 13:33

Chechen journalists are going to boycott their work

Editors of government media and employees of the Chechen Press Ministry are going to boycott their work. This is caused by the assumed dismissal of Chechen Press Minister Beslan Gantamirov.

It was reported by the editor-in-chief of the republican newspaper "Youth Generation" Ramzan Gutsiyev. "In this way we want to express solidarity with our leadership", said Gutsiyev.

Analysts believe Gantamirov's dismissal is connected with his refusal to support Kadirov at the future presidential election, as well as with his openly declared support of Husain Dzhabrailov, a presidential contender. "Gantamirov repeatedly announced that no paper which was under his control would publish agitation for Kadirov. It is impossible in modern Chechnya to make such statements and hold work status after it", says Satsita Isayeva, an editor of the independent newspaper "Voice of the Chechen Republic".

Author: Tamerlan Aliyev, expert of the Center for Journalism in Extreme Situations Source: Center for Journalism in Extreme Situations (Moscow)

All news

May 26, 2024 23:04

  • Leila Gatagazheva again placed under house arrest

    Despite the fact that the decision to transfer Leila Gatagazheva, a native of Ingushetia, under house arrest was made in her favour, it still violates the law, since the investigation period has ended and she could not have been given a preventive freedom restriction measure at all.

May 26, 2024 22:52

  • Chechen Parliament supports Daudov's appointment

    Chechen parliamentarians (MPs) have unanimously supported the appointment of Magomed Daudov as chairman of the government of the republic (Premier); he himself has announced this in his Telegram channel.

May 26, 2024 21:36

May 26, 2024 20:36

May 25, 2024 20:57

  • Rights defenders treat mass kidnappings as instability sign in Chechnya

    Some of the 80 persons kidnapped after the arson of a car associated with Adam Kadyrov have already been released, human rights defenders have informed, adding that the mass kidnappings amid high-profile resignations indicate an unstable situation in Chechnya and are caused by law enforcers' desire to demonstrate their importance.

News archive