Iqbal Athas

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Iqbal Athas. (AP/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

How times change in Sri Lanka, and how they don’t

For a good historical perspective on the abuse of journalists in Sri Lanka, Iqbal Athas, the recipient of a 1994 International Press Freedom Award from CPJ, wrote a center-page spread for the 25th anniversary edition of the Sunday Times, a popular weekly in Colombo. Athas, a critical journalist who specializes in defense issues, works as…

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