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Presentation on challenges facing journalists and media freedom in Sri Lanka.

Presentation on challenges facing journalists and media freedom in Sri Lanka.

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    Security Situation Of The Sri Lankan Mass Media And Media Personnel Security Situation Of The Sri Lankan Mass Media And Media Personnel Presentation Transcript

    • Security Situation of the Sri Lankan Mass Media and Media Personnel Sanjana Hattotuwa
    • Media freedom?   14 journalists/media workers have been killed since 2005   7 have been abducted   More than 25 have been forced to leave Sri Lanka   15 journalists and media workers were arrested   Iqbal Athas has stopped writing altogether because of sustained hate speech campaigns openly conducted by the Ministry of Defence
    • Media freedom?   15 journalists have been arrested by police   The Government has shut down entire media establishments for spurious reasons   Government Ministers repeatedly and openly verbally and physically attack journalists   J.S. Tissanayagam, Jaseharan and his partner Valarmathi has been in detention Terrorist Investigation Department (TID) since 7th March without being charged