Frederica Jansz and media crackdown in Sri Lanka

When the 'Sunday Leader’s editor Lasantha Wickramatunga was gunned down in 2009, he saw it coming. We know that because he wrote an editorial on his own death, published posthumously in his paper, in which he blamed his killing on the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Rajapaksa. Wickramatunga's successor, Frederica Jansz, had her own run-ins with the government, including an extraordinary clash with the president's brother, Sri Lanka's defence minister. Al Jazeera's Meenakshi Ravi speaks to Frederica Jansz in order find out what made one of Sri Lanka's prominent journalists leave her home country.

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