A Tribute to Kim Wall

Following years in which it routinely ranked near the top of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Impunity Index, Sri Lanka is still one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist. The risks are higher still if you are Tamil. According to...

Violent attack against journalist, Freddy Gamage

Freddy Gamage, a journalist with whom the Sri Lanka Campaign has worked closely over the past 4-5 years, has been violently attacked. He remains at risk. Freddy, a web journalist and convener of the Professional Web Journalists Association, has played a key role in...

President Rajapaska threatens Lal Wickermatunga

President Mahinda Rajapaska has a track record when it comes to making threatening phone calls. In 2006, as we reported in our media freedom briefing, he telephoned Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickermatunga to yell: ”F**k your mother, you son of a bloody whore! I...

How to campaign for a free press in Sri Lanka

Dear Friend, Sri Lanka’s media is in crisis. Since 2005, 34 journalists have been murdered, not a single murderer has been sent to prison, and up to 25 journalists a year are fleeing the country. However, our recent media freedom briefing, and action plan give...

Sri Lanka Campaign launches a media action plan

A week after the launch of our briefing on media freedom the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice has launched an action plan designed to combat the threats to and restrictions on the media in Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka Media Freedom Action PlanThe action plan could not...