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May 4, 2010 Comments Off

Sri Lanka’s civil war might be over, but the European Union recently dropped the island’s preferential trade status because of human-rights violations. Guest columnist Peter Mountford says Sri Lankan media are not free

May 2, 2010 Comments Off

In 2009, 99 journalists were killed, 136 were jailed and 537 were arrested in the course of doing their jobs. Despite rights enshrined in national and international conventions, journalists still find themselves frequently

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 26, 2010 Comments Off

Tension surrounds today’s presidential election, especially for the press, which has had to face many obstacles. Use of the state media to support President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s campaign for another term has been accompanied

January 20, 2010 Comments Off

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, PRESS RELEASE, 18th January 2010 Amnesty International calls on all candidates standing in Sri Lanka’s Presidential elections on January 26th to end widespread human rights violations and the culture of impunity

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

January 7, 2010 Comments Off

The 8th of January marks the first anniversary of the assassination of Lasantha Wickrematunge, the senior journalist and founding editor of “The Sunday Leader” newspaper. Lasantha Wickrematunge was on his way to his