Sri Lanka: 2010

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Video: Shining Light on a Dark Prison Cell

December 8, 2010 12:00 AM ET

In this video companion to CPJ's 2010 census of imprisoned journalists, Sri Lankan columnist J.S. Tissainayagam describes his own time in prison and how international advocacy can make a difference in winning the freedom of jailed reporters, editors, photojournalists, and bloggers. (4:09) Read the special report "Iran, China drive...

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In Sri Lanka, no peace dividend for press

May 19, 2010 3:31 PM ET

The end of Sri Lanka’s war with Tamil rebels has not eased repression of independent media. Journalists still face violence, harassment, and detention. Will President Rajapaksa use his victories on the battlefield and in the polling booth to reunite the nation and restore free expression? A CPJ Special Report by...

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Sri Lanka: Jaffna editors navigate minefield

May 19, 2010 12:00 AM ET

By Robert Mahoney   JAFFNA, Sri Lanka M.V. Kaanamylnathan hasn’t left his office for four years. Sri Lanka’s civil war is over but the editor-in-chief of the Tamil daily Uthayan still thinks it’s unsafe to venture out. He’s become famous among the island’s media community for his self-imposed house arrest....

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Sri Lanka: A year later, still failing to fight media attacks

May 19, 2010 12:00 AM ET

By Bob Dietz CPJ’s March 2009 special report, “Failure to Investigate,” addressed three severe attacks on the media in January of that year. CPJ also found a broad pattern in which “top journalists had been killed, attacked, threatened, and harassed since the government began to pursue an all-out military victory...

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Ten Journalist Murder Cases to Solve

April 29, 2010 12:01 AM ET

CPJ challenges authorities in 10 nations to bring justice and reverse culture of impunity New York, April 29, 2010—In the Philippines, political clan members slaughter more than 30 news media workers and dump their bodies in mass graves. In Sri Lanka, a prominent editor who has criticized authorities is so...

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Audio Report: Ten Murder Cases to Solve

April 29, 2010 12:00 AM ET

In our special report, “Ten Journalist Murder Cases to Solve,” CPJ challenges authorities to solve these news media slayings and reverse the culture of impunity. Here, CPJ's Robert Mahoney explains why each of these cases can be solved if governments demonstrate political will. Listen to the mp3 on the player...

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Getting Away With Murder

April 20, 2010 12:01 AM ET

CPJ’s 2010 Impunity Index spotlights countrieswhere journalists are slain and killers go free New York, April 20, 2010—Deadly, unpunished violence against the press has soared in the Philippines and Somalia, the Committee to Protect Journalists has found in its newly updated Impunity Index, a list of countries where journalists are...

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