Club of Chief Editors of Regional Newspapers of Russia received a grant from the Eurasia Foundation in late 1999 to increase the financial sustainability of independent media. Newspaper editors from 55 regions will undergo specialized training in marketing, management, and media law, and related materials will be published in special supplements of a leading trade journal for distribution to 700 regional newspapers. Project implementers will lay the legal and organizational groundwork to bring together newspapers, newsprint producers, paper pulp manufactures, and investors to create a newsprint pool, with the goal of creating a guaranteed source of low cost newsprint.
Last updated: April 2000
A print version of much of the information contained in this NIS Third Sector Organizations section can be found in the The Post-Soviet Handbook (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1999).