Jaffna daily 'Uthayan' wins prestigious press freedom award

Well-known for its courageous journalism, Jaffna-based Tamil tabloid daily, Uthayan, has won the prestigious international Press Freedom Award for 2013 from the France-based Reporters Without......

The aftermath: Continuing nightmare of a journalist

The past week has been a nightmare. Apart from the trauma experienced by my family and myself due to the pre-dawn break in at our residence on Saturday (24), the biggest disappointment has been the actions of certain sections of......

Media rights group calls for investigation into attack on journalist

A leading local media rights group today raised serious concerns over a predawn break-in at the house of a senior female journalist in Colombo and demanded a swift investigation into the alleged attack which............

BREAKING NEWS: Gunmen attack Jaffna newspaper office, torch printing machines

An unknown group of gunmen has carried out a pre-dawn attack on the Uthayan newspaper main office and set fire to the printing machines in the heart of the heavily-guarded Northern Jaffna Peninsula, a top journalist.....

'Ravaya' Solidarity Group appeals for support

As you know by now, we as a group have been for the past two months campaigning to raise 20 million SL rupees (US $ 154,000 apprx.) to keep the “Ravaya” weekend Sinhala newspaper independent..........

UPDATE: Gunmen attack Jaffna Uthayan newspaper office

An unknown group of gunmen has carried out a pre-dawn attack on the Uthayan newspaper main office and set fire to the printing machines in the heart of the heavily-guarded Northern Jaffna town on Saturday.......

'Uthayan' newspaper office in military garrison town attacked

At least four media workers were injured when an unknown group of men stormed a Jaffna-based newspaper office in the military garrison town of Kilinochchi in the early hours of Wednesday....

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