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Reporters without Borders and Lycos urge you: "Don’t wait to be deprived of news to stand up and fight for it."

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At the same time, on MultiMania, its personal website hosting service, Internet Lycos France Group is celebrating its two millionth member. Freedom of expression has always been one of MultiMania’s key corporate values.

Reporters without Borders and Lycos are co-sponsoring a graphic design contest: participants are invited to create a design to visually represent this annual tally to be made by Reporters without Borders. The winning design will be used on the cover of the tally report and on the homepage of the association’s Internet website (www.rsf.org), as well as in an advertising campaign arranged by Lycos.

The top 20 graphic design winners will also receive an award from among the following:
-  1 Apple PowerBook 17"
-  10 Apple Finalcutpro software programmes
-  1 Adobe Creative Suite software programme
-  5 Adobe Photoshop CS software programmes
-  10 Etapes magazine subscriptions
-  20 business webhosting packages on the Lycos WebCentre service.

To take part in the contest, participants must first log in to the website: www.multimania.lycos.fr All necessary forms must be submitted by 15 December 2003.

Etapes magazine (the leading French press graphics magazine), Adobe (the world’s leading graphic application software company) and WebCentre (the leading European provider of website hosting services) are the principal partners in this operation.

Press Contacts

LYCOS France Vanessa Clareboudt Tel.: (0)1 56 59 44 48 Email: vanessa.clareboudt@lycos-europe.com

Lycos, the favourite destination of 24.25% of all Internet users (4.9 million individual visitors per month*), is a gateway to the Internet community and to entertainment. On the Lycos site, Internet users can discover, or pursue, access to research, news services, multiple topic links, games, and MultiMania’s personal page WebBuilder and the Caramail community.

Reporters without Borders Christine Poumarède Tel.: (0)1 44 83 84 72 Email: presse@rsf.org

Reporters without Borders defends imprisoned journalists and freedom of the press throughout the world, namely the right to inform and to be informed, in accordance with Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Over 550 journalists have been killed in the last 10 years, including 31 this year, and 130 journalists are now behind bars for having done their job. Close to 600 reporters have been beaten, received




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