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Letter: Lebanese journalist detained and refused representation

H. E. Benjamin Netanyahu Prime Minister of Israel Prime Minister’s Office Jerusalem Israel Vienna, 21 June 1996 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI), is most concerned about the recent seizure of a Lebanese journalist in Israeli-occupied south Lebanon and his continued detention in Israel. Ali, Dia who works for the French news agency Agence […]

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Letter: Uruguayan journalists sentenced to two-year prison terms

H. E. Dr. Julio Maria Sanguinetti President of the Republic Office of the President Montevideo Uruguay Vienna, 30 May 1996 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI) strongly condemns the jailing of two Uruguayan journalists for smearing the image of a foreign head of state. On 23 May 1996, the brothers Federico and Carlos Fasano, […]

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Letter: Head of Slovak intelligence services threatens media

H. E. Vladimir Meciar Prime Minister Office of the Government of the Slovak Republic Bratislava Slovakia Vienna, 24 May 1996 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI), is most concerned about threatening statements directed against the Slovak media by the head of Slovakia’s intelligence service (SIS), Ivan Lexa. We are informed that in a report […]

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Letter: Journalist killed southeastern Siberia

H. E. Boris Yeltsin President of Russia Moscow Russian Federation Vienna, 15 May 1996 The International Press Institute (IPI) strongly condemns the killing of a Russian journalist in southeastern Siberia. IPI is informed that Viktor Mikhailov, a crime reporter for the daily newspaper Zabaikalsy Rabochy, was murdered by unknown assailants while working in the city […]

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