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Letter: Independent television station banned from covering Kremlin

H. E. Boris Yeltsin President of Russia Moscow Russian Federation Vienna, 14 February 1996 The International Press Institute (IPI) is most concerned about reports that journalists working for Russia’s independent NTV television channel have been banned from covering events at the Kremlin. We understand that NTV, which has previously stirred the Kremlin’s displeasure with its […]

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Letter: Egyptian editor sentenced to one-year imprisonment

H. E. Muhammad Hosni Mubarak President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Office of the President Heliopolis, Cairo Egypt Vienna, 1 February 1996 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI) strongly condemns the sentencing of the editor of an Egyptian opposition paper to one year in prison. On 31 January 1996 Magdi Ahmed Hussien, editor-in-chief […]

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Letter: Russian television producer killed

H. E. Boris Yeltsin President of Russia Moscow Russian Federation Vienna, 26 January 1996 The International Press Institute (IPI) strongly condemns the killing of Oleg Slabynko, producer of the popular Russian television talk show, Moment of Truth. We are informed that Mr. Slabynko was shot dead in his apartment by two men on Thursday, 25 […]

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Letter: Two Turkish journalists detained for over two months in Russia

H. E. Boris Yeltsin President of Russia Moscow Russian Federation Vienna, 24 January 1996 The International Press Institute (IPI) strongly condemns the continued detention of two Turkish journalists by Russian authorities. We are informed that M. Ali Tekin, managing editor of the weekly magazine Selam, and Telip Özcelik, Ankara representative of the same publication, were […]

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