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Alerts   |   Sri Lanka

Editor injured in latest media assault

New York, January 23, 2009--President Mahinda Rajapaksa's government must act to stem a worsening security crisis in the media in the wake of another attack on a Sri Lankan newspaper editor outside the capital, Colombo, this morning, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

January 23, 2009 3:33 PM ET

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Blog   |   Colombia, Sri Lanka, USA

Press freedom in the news 1/23/2009

Our alert released yesterday about the landmark decision to convict three Colombian officials in the 2003 murder of radio commentator José Emeterio Rivas is receiving coverage around the world today. The Associated Press has stories in both English and Spanish and the Swedish-language Medie Varlden newspaper has coverage.

January 23, 2009 10:56 AM ET

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