Press freedom in the news 9/5/08

The Washington-based Web site One World is running a piece about CPJ’s and other rights groups’ condemnation of the arrest of journalists in St. Paul during the Republican National Convention. The article quotes CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon, who expressed his concern that “police in St. Paul prevented journalists from covering a breaking story.”

Also today, the Sri Lankan news Web site TamilNet has a piece about the continued imprisonment of magazine journalist J.S Tissanayagam. He was indicted on terrorism charges for articles he published in 2006.