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CPJ, HRW write to future IOC president, receive response

The following is a CPJ Blog post by Nina Ognianova, Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator:

The Committee to Protect Journalists and Human Rights Watch have jointly called on the six presidential candidates of the International Olympics Committee to ensure that future host countries of the Olympic Games fully comply with human rights principles enshrined in the Olympic Charter, including press freedom and non-discrimination.

The August 2, 2013 letter, available here in full, was passed to the candidates - Thomas Bach (Germany), Sergey Bubka (Ukraine), Richard Carrión (Puerto Rico), Ser Miang Ng (Singapore), Denis Oswald (Switzerland), and Ching-Kuo Wu (Taiwan) - through the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. The IOC replied to CPJ and HRW on behalf of all six candidates on August 15. The IOC's letter, in full, is available here.

Read the full story on CPJ's site.

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