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Doubts as Sri Lanka says Commonwealth meeting open

As Sri Lanka prepares to host the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo in November, some journalists have wondered whether they will be able to access the summit given the island nation's abysmal press freedom record.

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Tamil journalist bound, shot, during Sri Lankan civil war

A flag for Sri Lanka's secessionist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. (AP/Markus Schreiber)

New York, June 20, 2011--Video footage of a Tamil journalist apparently executed in the final stages of Sri Lanka's bloody civil war underscores the need for an urgent international inquiry, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. 

June 20, 2011 5:06 PM ET

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