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UN mission curbs Kosovo press

PRISTINA, Jun 22, 2000 -- (AFP) The UN mission in Kosovo has adopted temporary measures prohibiting media in the province from publishing information which "could pose a threat" to the life of an individual, the OSCE announced Wednesday.

The measure follows the temporary closure of the Kosovar newspaper Dita this month after a Serb UN employee was murdered shortly after the newspaper accused him of former paramilitary activities.

The UN adopted two temporary measures, one for print media and another for radio and television.

"In both regulations media are barred from publishing details of an individual which would pose a threat to that person's life," the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe said in a statement.



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