Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Namal Perera: Media Security in Sri Lanka - Appeal to the Sri Lankan Blogsphere

This is a re-post of Dinidu's post as requested by him. The original post is here. Please feel free to re-post this and link it back to the original by Dinidu. :)

Cheers to all...

As you might be aware, senior journalist and media person Namal Perera was assaulted yesterday evening on his way home from work at the Sri Lanka Press Institute. This comes as a severe blow to the media industry in Sri Lanka, and the freedom of expression of the Sri Lankan people. Namal is currently undergoing treatment under police protection at a private hospital. Daily Mirror carried the story as today’s lead.

A demonstration is organized tomorrow (2nd July) at 12:30pm, at the Colpetty Junction as protest for the continued war against the media in this country, and calling for increased safety and security for the country’s journalists, and for action to be taken against the perpetrators of these crimes. Too many of these things are going unsolved.

Please try to make it for the protest.

As a personal favour, I’m appealing to the blogsphere of Sri Lanka to please repost the above in your blogs, and mail it to your mailing lists. And please link back to this original post so we can keep track of how many people viewed the post. Thank you.

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