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Impunity

Impunity

  • Lanka rejects impunity charge

    The government says there is no culture of impunity in the country and in instances where evidence is available action to conduct legal proceedings have been instituted  irrespective of the status of those accused, which include politicians, public officials and officers of the law enforcement agencies.External Affairs Minister, Prof. G.L. Peiris said this when he […]

  • Justice for killed journalists – Waiting for Godot Read more >

    Justice for killed journalists – Waiting for Godot

    Journalist Subramaniam Sugirtharajan, killed 24 Jan 2006 Ranga JayasuriyaIn the long list of assassinations, abductions and assaults of media personnel,  Subramaniam Sugirtharajan (35), a freelance journalist of  the Tamil newspaper Sudar Oli is  only a footnote. He was gunned down, while waiting in front of his residence in Trincomalee for a bus to go to […]

  • CPJ ranks Sri Lanka 4th worst  in the 2013 Impunity Index Read more >

    CPJ ranks Sri Lanka 4th worst in the 2013 Impunity Index

    The New York-based media watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), in its 2013 Impunity Index, has ranked Sri Lanka as the 4th worst country out of 12 countries for journalists. CPJ’s Impunity Index, published annually, identifies countries where journalists are murdered regularly and governments fail to solve the crimes. “Getting Away With Murder: CPJ’s 2013 […]

  • Female Journalists Walk on Eggshells in Sri Lanka

    Dilrukshi Handunnetti holds the wallet containing the media accreditation card of slain journalist and editor Lasantha Wickrematunge. Credit: Amantha Perera/IPS Dilrukshi Handunnetti holds the wallet containing the media accreditation card of slain journalist and editor Lasantha Wickrematunge. Credit: Amantha Perera/IPS   Amantha Perera (IPS) – The year was 1998 and porters at the wholesale vegetable […]

  • Black January: Ceaseless media suppression in Sri Lanka, with total impunity Read more >

    Black January: Ceaseless media suppression in Sri Lanka, with total impunity

    Sunanda Deshapriya <img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-11141″ alt=”sri_lanka_press_freedom2″ src=”http://srilankabrief.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/sri_lanka_press_freedom2-300×152.jpg” data-recalc-dims=”1″/>Image via RNW The month of January is coming to and end. January marks a number of major attacks that have taken place on media freedom in Sri Lanka. For this reason, January is referred to as the ‘Black January’ of media suppression. This year too, journalists’ […]

  • International day against IMPUNITY: Investigate and take action on crimes against media and journalists in S. Asia Read more >

    International day against IMPUNITY: Investigate and take action on crimes against media and journalists in S. Asia

    November 23 2012 is a day of action against impunity for attacks on journalists. This is a global observance which commemorates the thirty-two journalists killed in the Ampatuan massacre in Maguindanao province in the Philippines. It is also an occasion for the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) to take stock of the distressing reality […]

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