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Letter: Azerbaijani journalist arrested

H.E. Heydar Aliyev President Office of the President Baku Azerbaijan Vienna, 24 August 2000 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors and media executives, strongly condemns the arrest of an Azerbaijani journalist. According to IPI’s information, on 22 August, Rauf Arifoglu, editor-in-chief of Yeni Musavat, was arrested at his Baku […]

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Letter: Four foreign TV journalists arrested in Liberia

H.E. Charles Taylor President of the Republic of Liberia Monrovia Liberia Vienna, 21 August 2000 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors and media executives, strongly condemns the arrest of four foreign TV journalists in Liberia. According to IPI’s information, Britons David Barrie and Timothy Lambon, South African Gugulakhe Radebe […]

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Letter: Iran spiritual leader blocks press bill

H.E. Seyed Mohammad Khatami President Dr. Al Shariati Ave. Tehran Islamic Republic of Iran Vienna, 7 August 2000 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors and media executives, is deeply concerned with the continuing repression of Iran’s reformist media. On 6 August, spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei personally intervened to […]

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Letter: Publisher and two journalists sentenced to six months in prison for defamation in Cameroon

His Excellency Paul Biya President Palais de L’Unité Yaounde Cameroon Vienna, 28 July 2000 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors and media executives, is deeply concerned at the recent decision of the Yaounde High Court to impose prison sentences on two journalists and a publisher for “alleged” violations of […]

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