FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

State run daily plays down assassination attempt on TNA MP

AFTA_Media_release_on__Sritharan_MP090311 Jaffna district Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian S. Sritharan’s shooting incident in Nochchiyagama on March 7th, received minimal coverage in the state run leading Sinhala newspaper Dinamina, sources in … Continue reading

March 10, 2011

EU is concerned of pre election violence

The EU Heads of Mission based in Sri Lanka are deeply concerned by the pre-electoral violence in Sri Lanka which has already caused two deaths and numerous injured. A statement … Continue reading

March 10, 2011

By Susitha R. Fernando The ongoing shooting of Oscar nominated director Deepa Mehta’s latest film, based on multi-award-winning bestseller novel ‘Midnight’s Children’ by Salman Rushdie, in Sri Lanka is in … Continue reading

March 10, 2011

On Sri Lanka, UN Claims Inaccuracies in Press Freedom Groups’ Petition, Passes Buck

By Matthew Russell Lee UNITED NATIONS, March 9 — The UN of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, so tongue tied about Sri Lanka and whether its Panel on Accountability will as … Continue reading

March 10, 2011

IFJ Welcomes UN Response on Prageeth Case

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is heartened by reports that the office of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has responded positively to a letter requesting the UN’s support in … Continue reading

March 10, 2011

Press Freedom Organisations Call for UN Intervention in Prageeth Case

The following letter was sent to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon by a coalition of five press freedom organisations including the IFJ on Monday March 7. It calls for UN … Continue reading

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