Norway citizen detained in Sri Lanka for alleged assault on journalists

A Norwegian citizen of Sri Lankan origin is among two in custody for allegedly assaulting two Tamil journalists investigating illegal logging of teak in northeastern Sri Lanka. 25 years old Thishanthan Rajendra from.......

Sri Lanka: Journalists fear for their lives after assault by illegal loggers (VIDEO)

Two journalists who are in hospital after been violently beaten up and threatened with death while investigating an illegal logging racket, fear for their safety as the assailants are roaming free with apparent.........

Police obstruct Tamil journalists carrying out their duty in northern Sri Lanka

Police spies in the war affected Northern Sri Lanka have obstructed journalists carrying out their duty and intimidated Tamils remembering the dead. Tamil people had assembled at the Oddusuddan Sivan...........

Sri Lanka police “should immediately return” computer of NYT journalist

New York based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has urged Sri Lankan authorities to immediately return the computer of a senior journalist seized by Sri Lankan police and allow her to report without fear.....

Free online screening exposing British hand in Sri Lanka’s war crimes

A documentary film investigating the British involvement in Sri Lanka’s war crimes will be released online today (8). KEENIE MEENIE directed by Phil Miller and Lou Macnamara will be live streamed by Declassified UK.........

Tamils and Muslims protest Sri Lanka police harassing Sinhala journalist

Tamil and Muslim journalists from the east of Sri Lanka protesting police harassment of a Sinhala colleague in the capital called for the immediate arrest of the offender. The Eastern Tamil Journalists Association.........

Tamil journalists in Sri Lanka’s east facing death threats

A group of Tamil journalists from Sri Lanka’s east have been threatened with death. The threat was published in bills carrying photographs of seven journalists. Some of the leaflets were thrust under door..........

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