Bala Nadarajah Iyer

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Journalist security cited as peace talks resume

February 22, 2006 12:00 PM ET

Gentlemen: As you resume negotiations in Geneva today to establish a just and lasting peace in Sri Lanka, we call your attention to the urgent issue of journalist security. The free flow of information, a vital ingredient in establishing the peace, is jeopardized by ongoing violence against the press.

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SRI LANKA

April 29, 2005 12:00 PM ET

APRIL 29, 2005 Posted: April 29, 2005 Dharmeratnam Sivaram, TamilNet and Daily Mirror KILLED—CONFIRMED Sivaram was abducted on the night of April 28 and found dead the next morning from gunshot wounds to the head....

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CPJ condemns murder of veteran Tamil journalist

April 29, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 29, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the brutal killing of leading Tamil journalist Dharmeratnam Sivaram, who was abducted yesterday and found dead this morning near the capital, Colombo, from gunshot wounds to the head. Four unidentified...

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Sri Lanka

March 14, 2005 11:10 AM ET

Sri Lanka The fragile cease-fire between the Sri Lankan government and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) deteriorated in 2004, heightening tensions and challenges for the nation and its media. Even after a devastating tsunami in late December...

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Political activist and writer killed

August 17, 2004 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 17, 2004—Amid increased political violence, Bala Nadarajah Iyer, a journalist, writer, and political activist with the opposition Tamil group the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP), was shot and killed yesterday, August 16, by unidentified assailants in the...

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