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Tajikistan imposes fine on journalists who use words incomprehensible to readers
Tuesday August 2, 2016 8:30 PM, IINA

The Republic of Tajikistan announced that it will impose fines of up to $100 dollars on journalists who use words that might be incomprehensible to regular readers, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Monday.

"There are instances of some journalists using up to 10 words that are not understandable to a regular reader, viewer, or listener in their content in a single day. By doing so, they are grossly violating the norms of official language”, Gavkhar Sharifzoda, head of the Central Asian nation's terminology committee, told a press conference.

"There are rules of writing and requirements for observing the norms of official language that we are all obliged to follow”, Sharifzoda said.

Individual journalists face fines of $75 to $100 dollars, and companies $150 to $200 dollars, the report said.


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