21 June 2004

ANNOUNCEMENT: Many thanks to International Religious Freedom Watch and the Open Society Institute.

Forum 18 News Service gratefully acknowledges the generous support for its work from both International Religious Freedom Watch and from the Open Society Institute.

Forum 18 News Service gratefully acknowledges the generous financial and other support for its work of International Religious Freedom Watch (IRFW), an American charity dedicated to supporting on-the-spot, in-country reporting about current threats to or violations of religious freedom, and to presenting a consistent, independent voice for religious freedom to the U.S. Congress, the U.S. State Department and the mainstream U.S. secular media. IRFW's President is Larry Uzzell, a noted commentator on international religious freedom.

IRFW is registered as a 501(c)(3) organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, so donations by U.S. taxpayers are tax-deductible. IRFW subsists entirely from voluntary contributions; U.S. citizens may mail checks to International Religious Freedom Watch at 73 Patchwork Lane, Fishersville, Virginia 22939. You can find more details of IRFW's work, and subscribe to their periodic newsletters, at http://www.internationalreligiousfreedomwatch.org/

Forum 18 News Service is also very grateful for generous financial support for its work from the Open Society Institute.