Dharmeratnam Sivaram

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Sri Lanka: Tamil newspaper editor killed in Jaffna

August 21, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 21, 2006—A Tamil newspaper editor and former member of parliament was killed outside his home on the besieged Jaffna Peninsula late Sunday, international and local media reported. Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah, managing director of the Tamil-language Namathu Eelanadu newspaper...

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In Sri Lanka, two killed in attack on Tamil newspaper

May 2, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 2, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today’s attack on the Tamil-language daily Uthayan. Editor N. Vithayatharan confirmed to CPJ that five masked gunmen killed two employees and wounded at least two others, one seriously, when they...

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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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Attacks on the Press 2005: Sri Lanka

February 16, 2006 11:10 AM ET

SRI LANKA The slow unraveling of a cease-fire between the government and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) complicated Sri Lanka's efforts to recover from the December 2004 tsunami and hindered the media's ability to cover the disaster...

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Tamil journalist gunned down in Sri Lanka

January 24, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 24, 2006—An unidentified gunman killed Tamil journalist Subramaniyam Sugitharajah as the reporter was on his way to work this morning in the eastern port town of Trincomalee. Colleagues believe he was killed for his journalism. The Committee...

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CPJ condemns attacks on Tamil media

September 6, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 6, 2005 – The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a spate of attacks on the Tamil-language newspaper Sudar Oli, including the killing of a printing press security guard and assaults on reporters. "We call on the authorities...

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Relangi Selvarajah

August 12, 2005 12:00 AM ET

Popular Tamil broadcaster Relangi Selvarajah and her husband, a political activist, were killed by unidentified gunmen in Colombo on the same day that Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lanka's foreign minister, was assassinated. Political leaders blamed the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil...

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May 22, 2005 12:00 PM ET

MAY 22, 2005 Posted: June 7, 2005 TBC Radio ATTACKED The offices of the London-based exiled Tamil news radio Tamil Broadcasting Corporation (TBC) were broken into and looted in the early morning hours, forcing the station to suspend programming, according...

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Journalists receive death threats as tensions rise

May 12, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 12, 2005—Two journalists with the Sri Lankan press freedom organization Free Media Movement (FMM) received death threats on Tuesday at the group's headquarters in the capital, Colombo. Several other journalists also said they are under threat in...

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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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