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W. BRADFORD WILEY FELLOWSHIP ESTABLISHED AT HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

 NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Charles R. Ellis, president and CEO of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. today announced the establishment of the W. Bradford Wiley Fellowship at Human Rights Watch, in honor of the former Wiley chairman who retired earlier this year.
 The Wiley Fellow will specialize in freedom-of-expression projects that Human Rights Watch carries out with the International Freedom-to- Publish Committee of the Association of American Publishers, of which W. Bradford Wiley was the first chairman. "The internship will give young journalists or lawyers an opportunity to monitor and combat censorship and suppression of authors around the world," explained Mr. Ellis, who is also the current AAP chairman.
 The fellowship is being established to mark the occasion of Mr. Wiley's assumption of emeritus status last January, and is the first award Human Rights Watch has named for a publisher. "It's a fitting tribute to Brad Wiley given his lifelong commitment to human rights and civil liberties," said Robert Bernstein, chairman of Human Rights Watch and former Random House CEO and chair. Mr. Bernstein joined John Wiley & Sons, Inc. as publisher-at-large in November 1991. Messrs. Bernstein and Wiley began their long association as publishers and human rights activists when they participated in the founding of AAP in 1970.
 Private donations will endow the fellowship, which will cost between $35,000 and $40,000 annually. Corporate contributions include Arthur Anderson & Co.; Banta Corp.; Courier Corporation; Cowan, Lievowitz and Latman; Harcourt Brace & Company; Harper-Collins Publishers; Horizon Paper Company, Inc; Houghton Mifflin Company; Lindenmeyr Paper Co.; Malloy Lithographing, Inc.; Newbridge Communications, Inc.; Port City Press; Publishers Weekly; Quinn-Woodbine; Random House, Inc.; Scholastick Inc.; the Lehigh Press, Inc.; The Penguin Group; The Sheridan Group; Vernonis, Suhler & Assoc., Inc.; Von Hoffman Press, Inc.; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; and W.W. Norton & Company. Individual donors include Robert L. Bernstein; Jeremiah Kaplan; Marcia and Martin P. Levin; Charles H. Lieb; Ann D. and Richard M. Schmidt, Jr.; Arthur Thornhill, Jr.; and John S. Zinsser, Jr.
 The W. Bradford Wiley Fellow will be chosen through the competitive process used to select the Human Rights Watch Fellows named after Orville Schell, Leonard Sandler, and Sophie Silberberg. Working closely with the Human Rights Watch staff, the fellows investigate and document specific instances of human rights abuse. While they are making this substantial contribution, they are also being trained for professional careers in the human rights field.
 Founded in New York in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is an independent, global publishing company specializing in professional and consumer books and subscription services, textbooks and educational materials for colleges and universities, as well as scientific and technical books and journals.
 1992-1993 HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FELLOWS
 The following describes the 1992-93 Human Rights Watch Fellows, an outstanding group selected by a committee of the Human Rights Watch Board:
 -- Sarvenaz Bahar, a Yale Law School graduate who served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Barefoot Sanders of the Northern District of Texas. She has done extensive research on Iran and Islamic fundamentalism, and is working with Middle East Watch as a Sophie Silberberg Fellow. Ms. Bahar recently returned from Iran, where she undertook an investigation of freedom of expression.
 -- James Cavallero, who graduated last year from Boalt Hall School of Law and served as Associate Editor of the California Law Review. He spent two years assisting a group of human rights lawyers in Chile, and is working with Americas Watch as an Orville Schell Fellow. Mr. Cavallero, who is based in Washington, D.C., recently returned from Nicaragua, where he investigated human rights in the period since July, 1991, the date of the last Americas Watch report on this subject. He is also working on a campaign to establish an independent review board for allegations of abuses by INS agents. In the spring he will travel to Brazil to investigate forced labor.
 -- Bronwen Manby, a British lawyer and Oxford graduate who recently completed a graduate program in international affairs at Columbia University. She has conducted human rights research and legal assistance in South Africa, and is working with Africa Watch as an Orville Schell Fellow. This month Ms. Manby returned from South Africa, where she will conduct research in the homelands, primarily KwaZulu, for Africa Watch and for the Human Rights Watch Women's Rights and Prison Projects.
 -- Mary Lynee Werlwas, who graduated last spring from Columbia Law School, where she was Articles Editor for the Columbia Law Review. Formerly, she clerked for a judge in Zimbabwe and has worked for Amnesty International. She is working for the Fund for Free Expression as a Leonard Sandler Fellow, where she has been working on a variety of U.S. and international freedom of expression issues, and is coordinating the preparation of a major report on restrictions on freedom and expression and association there.
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