Tragically proving the timeliness of our press freedom campaign, there has been another assault on a journalist in Jaffna.

“A top editor of the Jaffna-based ‘Uthayan’ newspaper has been brutally attacked and seriously wounded by unknown armed men on Friday (29) in the heart of the heavily-guarded northern Jaffna town.

“According to media sources in Jaffna, the news editor of ‘Uthayan’, Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan (59) was on his way home by foot from the office after work when the two armed men unleashed their brutal attack on him using iron rods and cables.”

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