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AIPS protesterer

Onsdag d. 27. oktober 2004



PRESS RELEASE:



AIPS PROTESTS AGAINST VIOLENT ATTACKS ON
SPORT JOURNALISTS




We have learned of a violent assault in Athens on our colleague sport journalist Philipos Sirigos.



Mr. Sirigos who had been stabbed three times was successfully operated and after intensive care is back home.



Philipos Sirigos openly expressed his opinion on different sports matters involving major economic interests. Together with Greek Sport Journalists Association, AIPS condemns this brutal and cowardly act against journalists who only want to express their points of view. Today in the 21st century it is embarrassing to see that there are human beings who still think they represent the Law itself. We hope and believe the Greek authorities will find these persons to prove that the Law is in the hands of society.



AIPS will follow up and inform the media world about the situation in Greece every week. Nobody indeed can stop the journalists’ freedom of expression. AIPS invite everybody all over the world to protest against this treacherous act.





INTERNATIONAL SPORTS PRESS ASSOCIATION (AIPS)