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Letter: IPI General Assembly condemns death of journalist in Colombia

President Ernesto Samper Pizano President of Colombia Casa de Narińo Bogotá Colombia Granada, 22 March 1997 Your Excellency, The Executive Board of the International Press Institute (IPI), meeting on the occasion of the IPI World Congress and 46th General Assembly in Granada, Spain, strongly condemns the killing of the Colombian journalist Gerardo Bedoya. IPI is […]

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Letter: Two journalists kidnapped in Chechnya

H. E. Aslan Maskhadov President of the Chechen Republic Grozny Chechnya Vienna, 5 March 1997 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI) strongly condemns the kidnapping of two journalists in Chechnya. IPI is informed that a correspondent for Itar-Tass, Nikolai Zagnoiko, and a reporter working for Radio Russia were kidnapped on Tuesday, 4 March 1997, […]

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Letter: Tonga government refuses to renew license for critical newspaper

HM King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV Office of HM the King The Palace Office Nuku’alofa Kingdom of Tonga Vienna, 3 March 1997 Your Majesty, The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors and media executives from newspapers, magazines, broadcasting organisations and news agencies in 98 countries, is deeply concerned about the latest setback to […]

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Letter: Malaysia newspaper group boycotted by political party

YAB Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abdul Taib bin Mahmud Chief Minister Sarawak State Government Sarawak Malaysia Vienna, 19 February 1997 Dear Sir, The International Press Institute (IPI) is most concerned about the continued boycott of the See Hua Group of Newspapers by the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP). Last September, in the wake of disappointing […]

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