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Letter: Editor found dead in Burkina Faso

H.E. Blaise Compaore President of the Republic of Burkino Faso Ouagadougou Burkina Faso Vienna, 17 December 1998 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI); the global network of media executives, is deeply shocked by the death of Norbert Zongo, editor-in-chief of the weekly L’Independent, on 13 December 1998. Zongo was found dead in his vehicle […]

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Letter: IPI concerned about Greek authorities increased use of prison sentences to punish journalists

H. E Victor Klima Federal Chancellor of Austria Presidency of the Council of the European Union Vienna Republic of Austria Vienna, 10 December 1998 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute, the global network of editors and media executives dedicated to protecting and furthering freedom of the press, is deeply concerned about the Greek authorities’ escalating […]

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Letter: Editors go on hunger strike in Azerbaijan to protest continued threats to independent media

H.E. Haydar Aliyev President of Azerbaijan Baku Azerbaijan Republic Vienna, 19 November 1998 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors and media executives, is most concerned about the continued repressed state of the independent press in Azerbaijan. We are informed that, as of 18 November 1998, 21 editors of the […]

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Letter: Turkish journalists beaten and detained in Italy

H.E. Rosa Russo-Jervolino Minister of the Interior Ministry of the Interior Rome Italy Vienna, 16 November 1998 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors and media executives, strongly condemns the beating of Turkish journalists in Rome on Saturday, 14 November, and the reported detention of five Turkish journalists in Palestrina, […]

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