The Tajikistan Government has announced that henceforth journalists who publish difficult words for readers would pay fines of up to $100, a report has said.
Media houses with such publications would also pay fines ranging from $150 to $200.
Gavkhar Sharifzoda, Head of the country’s terminology committee, reportedly told a news conference:
“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.
“There are rules of writing.
“There are requirements for observing the norms of official language that we are all obliged to follow.”
According to the report, such individual journalists will face fines of $75 to $100 and companies will pay $150 to $200.