Staffers at Sirasa TV confirmed media
reports that about 200 people gathered outside the in-town office of the
independent broadcaster and threw stones, breaking windows and injuring staffers
on March 22, 2010. Some in the crowd carried posters in Sinhala and English
protesting the station’s plan to broadcast a concert by pop singer Akon
scheduled for April in the capital city,
Monday’s release of J. S.
Tissainayagam on bail, maybe things are looking up for the media in
January 6, on a quiet road on the outskirts of
On Tuesday, the Tom Lantos Human Rights
Commission convened a hearing
New York, March 6, 2009--A delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists met yesterday with the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States and called for a comprehensive and transparent investigation into a series of recent attacks against the press that may have involved government forces.
6, 2009: The main control room of
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