Aiyathurai Nadesan

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Getting Away With Murder

CPJ’s 2014 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free


Unsolved Murders: 100

Population: 32.6 million

Rank: 1


Unsolved Murders: 26

Population: 10.2 million

Rank: 2

The Philippines

Unsolved Murders: 51

Population: 96.7 million

Rank: 3

Sri Lanka

Unsolved Murders: 9

Population: 20.3 million

Rank: 4


Unsolved Murders: 7

Population: 22.4 million

Rank: 5


Unsolved Murders: 5

Population: 29.8 million

Rank: 6


Unsolved Murders: 16

Population: 120.8 million

Rank: 7


Unsolved Murders: 6

Population: 47.7 million

Rank: 8


Unsolved Murders: 22

Population: 179.2 million

Rank: 9


Unsolved Murders: 14

Population: 143.5 million

Rank: 10


Unsolved Murders: 9

Population: 198.7 million

Rank: 11


Unsolved Murders: 5

Population: 168.8 million

Rank: 12


Unsolved Murders: 7

Population: 1,237 million

Rank: 13

Alerts   |   Sri Lanka

Political activist and writer killed

New York, August 17, 2004—Amid increased political violence, Bala Nadarajah Iyer, a journalist, writer, and political activist with the opposition Tamil group the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP), was shot and killed yesterday, August 16, by unidentified assailants in the capital, Colombo.

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is investigating whether the murder was related to his journalistic work.

August 17, 2004 12:00 PM ET


Alerts   |   Sri Lanka

Journalist killed

New York, June 1, 2004—Aiyathurai Nadesan, a veteran Tamil journalist, was shot and killed on Monday, May 31, by unidentified assailants in Batticaloa, a town on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka and 135 miles (216 kilometers) from the capital, Colombo, according to international news reports and local journalists. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is investigating whether the murder was related to Nadesan's journalistic work.

June 1, 2004 12:00 PM ET


Attacks on the Press   |   Sri Lanka

Attacks on the Press 2001: Sri Lanka

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 routinely threatened and harassed for their reporting. Impunity for crimes against journalists continued to be the norm, contributing to a culture in which political violence occurs frequently because it goes unpunished.

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