How free are we? That was the question raised in an article in the Sri Lankan Sunday newspaper The Sunday Leader on February 6. Based on CPJ’s killed database and other sources, the paper published a list of Sri Lankan journalists killed since the country gained its independence on February 4, 1948.
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Assistant Advocacy Director Magnus Ag is a New York-based human rights advocate and journalist. Prior to joining CPJ in 2010, Ag worked as head of section in the Danish Ministry for Science, Technology, and Innovation. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Copenhagen. He speaks English, Danish, and Norwegian. Contact him here or follow him on Twitter @AgMagnus.