News from Jaffna: Stories from a garrison town

Despite the dangers involved in working for the Tamil newspaper 'Uthayan' in Jaffna, young journalists like Thadsa still join their ranks. Apart from the chief editor, Uthayan does not have a single news journalist over the age of 40. As they grow older, young journalists come under family pressure to find a safer job. Thadsa is passionate about reporting and wants to cover a story on a journalist who disappeared in 2007, and look into the ongoing restrictions to press freedoms in Sri Lanka today. Al JAzeera exposes the true state of press freedom in Jaffna while telling the inspiring story of the Tamil journalists.

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