Posts Tagged ‘marked deterioration’

‘Drop’ in S Lanka press freedom

Friday, October 31st, 2008

[ BBC ]

International media watchdog groups say there has been a marked deterioration in press freedom in Sri Lanka. They say that the country has become the first in the world to use anti-terror legislation to punish reporters. The groups - at the conclusion of a visit to Sri Lanka - say journalists have been murdered, attacked and intimidated, especially in war areas. There has been no response from the government, which previously has said that it fully respects press freedom.

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