Returning Tamil journalist shocked of 'betrayal' by fellow Sinhalese

A Tamil journalist arrested on his return from exile to Sri Lanka is shocked by attempts to undermine his professional integrity by widely known Sinhalese journalists. Punniyamoorthi Sasikaran who positively  responded to an open invitation........

Exiled Tamil journalist arrested on arrival in Sri Lanka

A Tamil journalist who accepted a public invitation by the government has been arrested on his return to Sri Lanka after being in exile for four years. Sasikaran Punniyamurthi, freelance journalist originally from eastern Batticaloa, fled..........

Award winning Tamil poet 'blacklisted' in Sri Lanka

Sanctions against leading Tamil poet VIS Jayapalan entering his country of origin has not been lifted despite Sri Lanka publicly claiming that the poet is welcome in the country, JDS can reveal. Following an earlier exposure by JDS that......

RSF calls for a UN Special Representative for the Safety of Journalists

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching a call to the UN to take concrete action by creating the position of a Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for the Safety of Journalists....

Increase in number of journalists held as hostages around the world – RSF

The number of journalists held hostage during this year has alarmingly increased than the year before, according to an international media watchdog. Publishing its annual worldwide.........

Tamil poet barred from visiting Sri Lanka to attend book launch

The Sri Lankan government has stopped an internationally renowned Tamil poet from visiting the island to attend the launch of his latest book in the northern town of Tamil speaking Jaffna on Sunday. Tamil poet and  and award winning film.........

Sri Lanka among 20 worst countries for press freedom

A leading international media watchdog has accused democracies of 'often taking liberties with their values in the name of national security'. Ranking the performance of 180 countries in their world press freedom index for 2015 Reporters.....

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