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  5. <title>172 public institutions removed non-free advertisement</title>
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  8. <h1>172 public institutions removed non-free advertisement</h1>
  9. <p>Only one month after the letters for the PDFreaders campaign of FSFE
  10. were sent, 172 public institutions have removed advertisements for proprietary
  11. PDF readers from their websites. Particularly outstanding were the responses
  12. from <a href="/activities/pdfreaders/buglist.html#HR">Croatia</a>, <a href="/activities/pdfreaders/buglist.html#RU">Russia</a> and <a href="/activities/pdfreaders/buglist.html#SI">Slovenia</a>. In Croatia almost all reported institutions deleted the advertisement. Half of those contacted in Russia and Slovenia fulfilled FSFE's
  13. request.</p>
  14. <p>"Several institutions replied stating that they agree with <a
  15. href="/activities/pdfreaders/letter.html">our concerns</a>, and that they will
  16. modify their websites", said campaign manager Matthias Kirschner. Amongst those
  17. are a number of ministries, parliaments, law enforcement agencies, and the
  18. Belgian Prime Minister's chancellery.</p>
  19. <p>Campaigns like this are made possible by a <a
  20. href="/contribute/index.en.html">community of
  21. volunteers</a>, and <a
  22. href="/donate/donate.en.html">financial supporters</a>.
  23. FSFE is following-up with the <a href="/activities/pdfreaders/buglist.html">
  24. remaining organisations</a> in order to get the remaining advertisements
  25. removed.</p>
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