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IPI Board expresses appreciation of contribution to press freedom made by outgoing UNESCO Director-General

On the occasion of its meeting in Abuja, Nigeria (31 October – 2 November 1999), the Executive Board of the International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors and media executives, expressed its appreciation of the significant contribution to press freedom made by the outgoing Director-General of UNESCO, Federico Mayor. Since taking office in […]

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Letter: Detained Angolan journalist Rafael Marques denied bail

His Excellency Jose Eduardo dos Santos President of the People’s Republic of Angola Luanda, Angola Vienna, 30 October 1999 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI) is deeply concerned about Rafael Marques, a highly respected Angolan journalist who writes for the Luandan daily Agora and Reuters news agency, among others. IPI has been informed that […]

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Letter: Photographer working for Reuters in Colombia kidnapped

President Andrés Pastrana President of Colombia Santafé de Bogotá Colombia Vienna, 29 October 1999 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute is deeply concerned for the safety of Henry Romero, a freelance photographer who works regularly for Reuters, who has been kidnapped by a rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN). The ELN have announced that […]

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Letter: Prominent journalist and former Turkish culture minister killed in bomb attack

His Excellency Bülent Ecevit Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Prime Minister’s Office Ankara Turkey Vienna, 21 October 1999 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors and media executives, strongly condemns the murder of Ahmet Taner Kislali, a prominent journalist and former Turkish minister of culture. Kislali, 60, died […]

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