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...........

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..........

RSF demand Sri Lanka's presidential candidates to guarantee press freedom

A leading international media watchdog has condemned a threat made against a journalist by a media owner while urging Sri Lanka's presidential candidates to respect press freedom. Paris based media rights.......

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.....

Fear grips journalists after new Sri Lanka president targets opposition media

Media watchdogs in Sri Lanka have raised the alarm about a looming clampdown on media freedom following abrupt police probes against pro opposition media institutions soon after a Sinhala nationalist......

Award winning Sri Lankan playwright penalised under UN law

Police in Sri Lanka have used a UN backed law designed to protect fundamental rights including freedom of expression for legal action against an award winning playwright. Malaka Devapriya was interrogated.....

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