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Friday 21 January 2005

Aceh: Help Journalist-victims of Tsunami Disaster

From International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) network:

Dozens of journalists and media workers were among the victims of last week's devastating tsunami disaster that has so far claimed the lives of over 150,000 people in South Asia, including staff members of "Serambi Indonesia," the only daily newspaper in the Indonesian province of Aceh, report IFEX members.

The Alliance of Independent Journalists (Aliansi Jurnalis Independen, AJI) is appealing for financial assistance to help the families of journalists who have been killed or have gone missing in Indonesia. AJI has 36 members in the affected areas, which include Lhokseumawe and Banda Aceh. It says three of its 25 members in Banda Aceh are confirmed dead and eight are missing.

Financial assistance can be sent to:

Account Number: 446-1479
Beneficiary Name: ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS
Name of Bank: BNI Senayan Branch
SWIFT Code: BNINIDJA
Address of Bank: Jl. Gatot Subroto Kav. 55, Central Jakarta 10210

Contact AJI at:
Jl. Danau Poso Blok D1 no. 29,
Bendungan Hilir,
Jakarta, Indonesia 10210;
Tel: +62 21 5790 0489;
Fax: +62 21 573 4581;
E-mail: sekretariatnya_AJI@yahoo.com

Read the Full Appeal on IFEX's website
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