Sri Lankan journalists protest against state media suppression

For many Sri Lanka journalists, threats delivered by phone, text, or word of mouth are frequent. The latest threat, CPJ found, came from Sri Lanka’s defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa who threatened a journalist for inquiring on his alleged abuse of power.    

With a mention of CPJ’s research on Sri Lanka, the Guardian reports on the incident and the country’s protests against such media oppression.