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Berlin Online Journalists' Network Launched

Cybernet Internet Services AG has joined forces with the Berlin Media Club to link the city's 6,000 online correspondents, editors and other journalists.

In addition to offering training and other services, an intranet between BMC and the representatives of the press has been proposed.

Cooperation between these organizations will strengthen Berlin as a media and high-tech center. Leading politicians, including Berlin's mayor, Eberhard Diepgen, have greeted the development with enthusiasm.

The primary function of the collaboration will be to link the press corps from Bonn and Berlin via the Internet. Options like Internet research and electronic archiving will be offered, and all BMC members will have their own e-mail address.

Cybernet AG is a provider of modular electronic business systems and a specialist in virtual private networks.

The new center will be officially opened in September.