FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

Restrictions and intimidation on journalists covering resettlement process in the Vanni

Ruki “The Government should ensure the freedom of movement of media personnel in the North and East, as it would help in the exchange of information contributing to reconciliation” (Lessons … Continue reading

October 29, 2012

Wife presses UN over missing Sri Lanka cartoonist

The wife of missing Sri Lankan political cartoonist Prageeth Eknelygoda marked 1,000 days since his disappearance Monday with an appeal to UN chief Ban Ki-moon to intervene. Sandhya Eknelygoda led … Continue reading

October 28, 2012

‘CID’ men visit exiled scribe’s home

 Several persons claiming to be from the CID has gone to the home of exiled journalist Shantha Wijesuriya, reports said. They had asked the journalist’s mother as to when he … Continue reading

October 26, 2012

Daily News Editor on the way out ?

  Mr. Lynn Ockerz, the Editor of Daily News has been removed from his post today, according to reports. Mr Ockerz  is one of the finest   English journalists in the … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

Army chief takes ‘Udayan’ to court

   Army chief Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya yesterday (Oct. 24) filed a defamation case against Jaffna’s ‘Udayan’ newspaper seeking damages, said the Army media unit. The petition, filed in the … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

Landmark Supreme Court Judgment Recognizes ‘Economic Rights’ of Journalists in Sri Lanka

A stripped naked Tamil youth sits on a concrete step at the Borella bus stand as a laughing Sinhalese mob dance around him. Dr.Wickrema Weerasooriya In a ground breaking judgment … Continue reading

October 22, 2012

Missing Sri Lanka cartoonist’s spouse seeks answers

The wife of missing Sri Lankan political cartoonist Prageeth Eknelygoda marked 1,000 days since his disappearance with an appeal to UN chief Ban Ki-moon to intervene. Sandhya Eknelygoda led a … Continue reading

October 22, 2012

The Mirihana Police bans photographing: Who’s Law? Police attempted to prevent a Sunday Island staff journalist from taking photographs of the Jubilee Post claiming that “Prior permission had to be … Continue reading

October 14, 2012

GoSL should assure safety of exile Sri Lankan journalists and efforts should be made to bring them back – IFJ

 leading FOE activist in Exile today IFJ Report: Media Freedom Needs Closer Attention in Sri Lanka’s Post-War Politics The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins partners and affiliates in Sri … Continue reading

October 11, 2012

Intruders storm Yukthiya.com editor’s boarding room

Kishan Three persons claiming to be from police had stormed the boarding room of editor of yukthiya.com (http://yukthiya.com/) Krishantha Rajapakse and forced him to answer questions, before making a hasty … Continue reading

October 2, 2012

Police removes posters to memory of dead IUSF activists

(Srilankamirror) – Police had torn away the posters pasted by the IUSF to the memory of two of its activists who had died in a road accident. The IUSF said … Continue reading

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