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Letter: Turkish authorities seize videotapes from Finnish journalists

H. E. Tansu Ciller Prime Minister of Turkey Prime Minister’s Office Ankara Turkey Vienna, 6 April 1995 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI), strongly condemns the seizure by Turkish authorities of videotapes belonging to two freelance journalists working for YLE, the Finnish broadcasting Company. IPI is informed that Turkish security forces confiscated the eight […]

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Letter: Executive director of Russian public television killed

His Excellency Boris Yeltsin President of Russia Office of the President Moscow Russian Federation Vienna, 2 March 1995 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI) strongly condemns the killing of Mr. Vladislav Listyev, executive director of Russian Public Television. Mr. Listyev, one of Russia’s most popular television journalists, was fatally shot by an unidentified gunman […]

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Letter: Turkish police raid office and confiscate newspapers

H. E. Tansu Ciller Prime Minister of Turkey Prime Minister’s Office Ankara Turkey Vienna, 16 February 1995 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI), representing publishers, editors-in-chief and leading journalists from newspapers, magazines, broadcasting organisations and news agencies in 89 countries, is most concerned about the latest developments in the Turkish authorities’ continued campaign of […]

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Letter: Pakistan newspaper offices attacked by masked gunmen

His Excellency Benazir Bhutto Prime Minster of Pakistan Office of the Prime Minister Islamabad Islamic Republic of Pakistan Vienna, 1 March 1995 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI) is most concerned about the recent attack on the offices of several publications belonging to the Nawa-e-Waqt newspaper group and the threat to press freedom this […]

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