The murder of prominent Sri Lankan editor Lasantha Wickramatunga remains in the news with The New York Times running an editorial about him over the weekend. The Daily Times of Pakistan also has coverage of Wickramatunga's death, which has garnered worldwide attention with the publication of the editor's final column--it explained why he felt compelled to risk his life to pursue journalism.
Also over the weekend, the U.A.E.-based newspaper The National had coverage of the toll the conflict in Gaza has taken on journalists. CPJ released a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Saturday calling on him to lift the ban on letting foreign press into Gaza.
Andrew Levinson served as CPJ's media officer from 2007 to 2010, promoting the organization's work on multiple platforms.
Journalists take stage: Q&A with 'Record' playwright
July 17, 2011 5:24 PM ET
The true stories of journalists from Mexico, Sri Lanka, Russia, the United States, and the Occupied Palestinian Territories will hit the stage July 20 at London's Arcola Theatre. "On the Record," which runs through August 13, examines the careers of six journalists, the risks they face, and their determination...