Below is the text of a notice sent by Konstantin Pronyakin, the founder and chief editor of the web newspaper Debri-DV, to S. Sitnikov, head of the Federal Service for Oversight of IT and Public Communications, with a copy to V. Bogdanov, Chairman of the RF Journalists’ Union:


“This is to inform you that in protest against demonstrative disregard by Khabarovsk media-oversight officials for the Debri-DV web periodical, and their repeated refusals during the past six months to have our reporters accredited with the apparatus of the Russian Federation President’s Personal Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, our media outlet will suspend its operation on Russian Press Day for 24 hours – from 9 p.m. (local time) on 13 January until 9 p.m. on 14 January.”


By Olga Vasilyeva, GDF correspondent in Far Eastern Federal District

Glasnost defence foundation digest No. 553

16 January 2012