Mylvaganam Nimalarajan

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Sri Lanka

March 26, 2002 12:02 PM ET

Sri Lanka's mettlesome media endured another year of extraordinary political volatility. Although the administration of President Chandrika Kumaratunga finally lifted onerous censorship regulations and eased restrictions preventing journalists from reporting fully on the country's long-running civil war, journalists were still...

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On anniversary of journalist's murder, CPJ demands answers

October 18, 2001 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply disturbed that one year after the murder of Jaffna-based journalist Mylvaganam Nimalarajan, investigative efforts appear to have been utterly abandoned.

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State media launch smear campaign against Tamil journalist

June 21, 2001 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned about the security of Dharmeratnam Sivaram, veteran journalist and editor of the TamilNet Web site. Over the past two weeks, state media have featured articles accusing Sivaram of being a spy for the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)--a charge that seriously endangers him and his family.

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CPJ condemns smoke bomb attack on weekly paper

May 25, 2001 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 25, 2001 --- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the recent smoke bomb attack on the Sinhala-language weekly newspaper Ravaya, and urges the government to issue a prompt and full report on the status of the...

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Sri Lanka: Reporter threatened after covering alleged rape of jailed Tamil women

April 16, 2001 12:00 AM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned about the security of A.S.M. Fasmi, a reporter for the Tamil-language newspaper Thinakkural. Fasmi, who is based on the northern island of Mannar, says he has been detained, interrogated, and threatened repeatedly with death since he reported on the alleged rape of two Tamil women detained by local security forces last month.

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Attacks on the Press 2000: Sri Lanka

March 19, 2001 12:01 PM ET

RI LANKA'S LIVELY AND COMBATIVE MEDIA FACED NUMEROUS CHALLENGES from a hostile government, with the most intense battle waged over the president's tightening of censorship restrictions. Press coverage of the country's 17-year-old civil war remained thin, due to intermittent censorship...

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24 JOURNALISTS KILLED FOR THEIR WORK IN 2000 Highest Tolls in Colombia, Russia, and Sierra Leone

January 4, 2001 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 4, 2001 --- Of the 24 journalists killed for their work in 2000, according to CPJ research, at least 16 were murdered, most of those in countries where assassins have learned they can kill journalists with impunity....

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Journalist assassinated in his home

October 20, 2000 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the murder yesterday of veteran journalist Mylvaganam Nimalarajan, a Jaffna-based journalist who reported for various news organizations including the BBC's Tamil and Sinhala-language services, the Tamil-language daily Virakesari, and the Sinhala-language weekly Ravaya.

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