Lasantha Wickramatunga

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Philippines, Somalia fuel record death toll

December 17, 2009 12:01 AM ET

CPJ survey finds at least 68 journalists killed in 2009 New York, December 17, 2009—At least 68 journalists worldwide were killed for their work in 2009, the highest yearly tally ever documented by the Committee to Protect Journalists, the...

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Death threats sent to paper of slain editor in Sri Lanka

October 28, 2009 3:46 PM ET

New York, October 28, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists is greatly concerned by ongoing threats to Sri Lanka’s journalists and media organizations. Anonymous letters with death threats, at left, recently sent to Sunday Leader Editor-in-Chief Frederica Jansz and News...

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CPJ Impact

October 20, 2009 11:39 AM ET

October 2009 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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It's an honor

October 6, 2009 12:33 PM ET

Yesterday, CPJ received the Thomas J. Dodd Prize for International Justice and Human Rights at an outdoor ceremony at the University of Connecticut. It was one of those perfect, crisp fall mornings in New England with a strong wind...

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CPJ testimony: Access denied in Sri Lankan conflict

April 22, 2009 5:51 PM ET

On Tuesday, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission convened a hearing on Sri Lanka. The impetus was the disintegrating human rights situation in the northeastern "no fire zone." CPJ was invited to testify about attacks on Sri Lankan journalists and the fact that...

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Sri Lanka on State Department's radar

April 3, 2009 3:48 PM ET

The dire situation for journalists in Sri Lanka who have fallen out of favor with the government has not gone unnoticed at the U.S. State Department. On March 23, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent a letter to Senator Robert...

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CPJ urges Sri Lankan ambassador to investigate attacks

March 6, 2009 3:54 PM ET

New York, March 6, 2009--A delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists met yesterday with the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States and called for a comprehensive and transparent investigation into a series of recent attacks against the press...

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Sri Lanka Special Report: Failure to Investigate

February 23, 2009 5:17 PM ET

As the Sri Lankan government steps up its war with the LTTE, assaults on journalists are on the rise. So are suspicions that the government is complicit in these attacks....

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CPJ Impact

February 23, 2009 4:41 PM ET

February 2009News from the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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