Last week "Chap Evy" Printing House made a decision to reduce its work week, by not operating on Sundays.
As a result of this some of newspapers ("Yeni Musavat", "24 Saat", "Baku Zaman") that are published on Sundays and sold on Mondays weren't published. Today the Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety contacted the editors-in-chief of these newspapers.
"Yeni Musavat" newspaper Editor-in-Chief Rauf Arifoglu said, "At the moment we are trying to negotiate with ‘Azerbaijan’ Printing House. The reduction of the Sunday workday causes great financial losses for us. Other printing houses don't want to publish our newspaper. That is why our newspaper didn't go out today."
"Baki Zaman" newspaper Editor-in-chief Elnur Maharramli stated, "We are planning to publish our newspaper at ‘Azerbaijan’ Printing House everyday. The documentation is not ready yet. That is why today's edition of our newspaper wasn't published." "24 Saat" newspaper Editor-in-chief Fikrat Faramazoglu said, "We haven't decided yet. We are still thinking."
Apart from these three newspapers "Baki Khabar" was published today. The editor-in-chief of the newspaper Aydin Guliyev told IRFS, "Our newspaper was printed at one of the private printing houses." The editor-in-chief didn't want to reveal the name of the printing house, but said that the size of the newspaper was reduced by 1cm. He also added, "If we don't find a different solution to this problem we'll continue to publish our newspaper at this printing house."