For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

DDoS attack disrupts TamilNet web traffic

Distributed Denial-of-Service Attack (DDoS), identified by the service provider of TamilNet as originating in an orchestrated way from certain affluent parts of the world, has been disrupting web traffic of … Continue reading

February 28, 2012

Defence ministry tapping phones of 687 persons – Mangala, Govt admits

 UNP’s Mangala Samaraweera alleged in parliament yesterday (Feb. 23) that the defence ministry was tapping the phones of 687 persons. They included 124 cabinet ministers and government MPs as well … Continue reading

February 24, 2012

New laws for the Public Performances Board

The Cabinet of Ministers is to be presented a Cabinet memorandum today seeking permission to introduce new legislation on the Public Performances Board. The memorandum has been drafted by the … Continue reading

February 22, 2012

Marie Colvin in her own words – our mission is to report the horrors of war

Marie Colvin gave the main address at St Bride’s church in 2010 at a service to commemorate journalists, cameramen and support staff who had lost their lives during conflicts. Marie … Continue reading

February 22, 2012

Sri Lanka’s National Reconciliation Efforts Must Address Journalists’ Concerns – IFJ

Journalists in Sri Lanka began a campaign on January 25 in memory of colleagues who fell in the quarter-century long civil war in the island nation. This day of protest … Continue reading

February 17, 2012

Colombo-backed group attacks Muslim journalist in Batticaloa

Puvi Rahumathulla, the chief editor of a weekly magazine “Vaara Uraikal” published from Kaaththaankudi in Batticaloa district was attacked by a group of persons Friday while he was distributing copies … Continue reading

February 14, 2012

‘The state propaganda machinery’s role in creating a brain dead nation’

Basil Fernando Not only the content but also the style of the propaganda issued by the state media is aimed at dulling the minds and discouraging independent thought within the … Continue reading

February 10, 2012

SL Minister Devananda threatens to attack journalists of Jaffna daily

“I told my [paramilitary] boys to beat up these journalists. But, the boys are not paying attention. It seems I have to go in person and do it to make … Continue reading

February 9, 2012

FMM challenges ANCL, Editor Dinamina

Media Release The Free Media Movement (FMM) unequivocally rejects the allegations and insinuations made in the Dinamina headline story on Friday (03 February) as blatant lies, unfounded, unsupported and unsubstantiated. … Continue reading

February 7, 2012

FMM chellenges state media to prove allegations made against FMM

The Free Media Movement says it rejects the claims made against the movement by the lead story of the lake House owned Dinamina newspaper on Feb. 03,  2012. The FMM … Continue reading

February 6, 2012

Kusal Perera first to get booted out of Sunday Leader

Well known political critic and writer, Kusal Perera contributing to “Political & Governance” column in the Sunday Leader news paper is booted out, say inside sources, after the Sunday Leader … Continue reading

February 6, 2012

Sri Lanka: GOSL unleashed a dreadful campaign against FMM and free media activists – NfR

NfR – Net working for rights in Sri Lanka – Network for media and human rights in Sri Lanka Press release/ 06th Feb 2012 NfR Sri Lanka, a network of … Continue reading

February 5, 2012

Sri Lanka’s Tamil party and Free Media Movement in a conspiracy against the government “ report

Feb 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s state-owned Sinhala daily The Dinamina reported today that intelligence units have revealed information on a joint conspiracy by the country’s major Tamil party, Tamil National … Continue reading

February 3, 2012

WikiLeaks: “looked like” EPDP and SL Navy burnt the Uthayan – Basil to US

“He added that it ‘looked like’ EPDP cadres, along with the SLN, had perpetrated the mid-August burning of the pro-LTTE Uthayan newspaper office in Jaffna.” the US Embassy Colombo informed … Continue reading

February 3, 2012

Ravaya News website banned .

The Ravaya News website, which was launched by a group of Sri Lankans currently residing in Europe after fleeing the country for their safety, has been blocked in Sri Lanka … Continue reading

February 2, 2012

Death threats against “Namathu Thoothu” paper editor – There is no such paper published in Sri Lanka- Sources

Death threats were made against S.M.Sathasivam editor of “Namathu Thoothu” weekly newspaper published by the Sadha news publication operating in Wellawatte area.

February 2, 2012

A Silenced Media

Frederica Jansz Last week a story on the front page of a daily English newspaper caught my eye.  Not for its content but for the sheer absurdity of such a … Continue reading

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