For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
Police say the murder suspect is a member of the PLOTE armed-wing A court in Sri Lanka has decided to re-initiate the investigation of senior Tamil journalist, Dharmaratnam Sivaram. The … Continue reading
Controversial Member of Parliament Mervyn Silva who was well know for his anti media stunts including the forceful entry into the state owned Rupavahini was sworn in today as the Deputy Media Minister before President Mahinda Rajapakse.
In a further violation of basic democratic rights, Sri Lankan authorities are preparing new measures to censor Internet sites critical of the government. Reports of the plan emerged on several web sites last night, amid a widening crackdown on the political opposition, including the arrest last Monday of opposition presidential candidate, General Sarath Fonseka.
By Ananda WeerasuriyaWhen the trial into the assassination of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunga was taken up yesterday, the counsel looking after the interests of Mr. Wickrematunga’s family asked court … Continue reading
[TamilNet, Thursday, 06 August 2009, 00:52 GMT] TamilNet recently compiled details on Tamil journalists and media workers confirmed killed during the height of war in Vanni, between March and May. … Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE 22 July 2009 Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS) express its serious concern that even after government’s declaration of war victory and end of war, intimidations and … Continue reading
by Corner Foley The Moscow Trial Was Fair wrote the British lawyer and MP Dennis Pritt, who was subsequently awarded the International Stalin Peace prize, having been expelled from the … Continue reading
SOURCE: Committee to Protect Journalists The Sri Lankan government is continuing its offensive against the independent news media, blocking domestic access to a news Web site and smearing lawyers who … Continue reading
President Mahinda Rajapakse has said that The Sunday Leader Editor-in-Chief, Lasantha Wickrematunge who was assassinated six months ago had made his last telephone call to him. The President had made … Continue reading
More than 130 media personnel have been murdered in Sri Lanka since 1981. Many others have been arrested or violently assaulted. Anne Noonan, from the International Federation of Journalists, said … Continue reading
(Lanka-e-News, June 04, 2009, 9.30 AM) United National Party (UNP) Kurunegala district MP Dayasiri Jayasekara says that the government that ended the terrorism in north has launched state terror in … Continue reading
[TamilNet, Sunday, 03 May 2009, ] “It is of great importance that the World Press Freedom Day is celebrated in Jaffna peninsula where press freedom is completely restricted,” Chief guest … Continue reading
Upali Tennakoon – slashed with a knife, The swollen, bruised face of Keith Noyahr and Lasantha – breathing his last By Dilrukshi Handunnetti (SL) As the world celebrates World Media … Continue reading
SOURCE: International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Brussels (IFJ/IFEX) – 29 April 2009 – Governments guilty of “censorship, hypocrisy, and neglect” are putting press freedom to the sword world-wide, says the … Continue reading