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April 28, 2010 Comments Off

By Reporters Without Borders / Reporters Sans Frontières “In what country do you appoint an arsonist to put out fires?” Reporters Without Borders asked today after learning that Mervyn Silva, a politician notorious for

February 10, 2010 Comments Off

BASIL FERNANDO Column: Burning Points, UPI Asia Online - HONG KONG, China, February 5, 2010 The disappearance of Prageeth Eknaligoda, a political analyst, journalist and visual designer attached to Lanka E News; the

February 2, 2010 Comments Off

The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) is deeply concerned at the disappearance of Sri Lankan journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda’s and appalled that Sri Lanka’s ‘democratic’ government continues to persecute journalists for committing the ‘sin’ of

January 30, 2010 Comments Off

Two days after he was declared the winner of this week’s election, Reporters Without Borders appealed today to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to put a stop to arrests and intimidation of journalists working for

January 15, 2010 Comments Off

The Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice welcomes the awarding of bail to Tamil journalist J.S Tissainayagam, who has been serving a 20 year gaol term for writing articles critical of the

December 30, 2009 Comments Off

In January 2009 Lasantha Wickrematunge, a prominent journalist and editor of a leading newspaper in Sri Lanka was assassinated. Anticipating his own death, he wrote an editorial, which was published three days after

September 1, 2009 Comments Off

To commemorate Press Freedom Day in May 2009, President Obama expressed his support for the “brave men and women of the press who labour to expose truth”. Noting the oppression and abuse they