IFJ appeal has raised $100k

Almost $100,000 (£53,225) has been donated to the International
Federation of Journalists special appeal for journalists, media staff
and their families affected by the tsunami disaster.

IFJ general
secretary Aidan White presented Indonesian affiliate, the Aliansi
Jurnalis Independen, with $30,000 for immediate humanitarian assistance
to Aceh media staff.

Half the 200 staff of the Serambi Indonesia newspaper in the Aceh region in north Sumatra were killed in the tsunami.

White said that the positive power of the world’s media had been shown at its best in coverage of the disaster.

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