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November 25, 2005

IPI condemns harassment of reporter by German authorities

The International Press Institute (IPI) has condemned the ongoing treatment of the magazine Cicero and its reporter Bruno Schirra by German authorities, and urged the German interior minister to suspend the prosecutions against the magazine and its reporter. In a letter to the German interior minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, the IPI urged the ministry and the prosecutor's office to issue new guidelines to prosecutors upholding press freedom and the media's right to protect their confidential... MORE