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Asian Development Bank
ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.
Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
International Crisis Group
The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict. The International Crisis Group is now generally recognized as the world's leading i...
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established when its Charter was formally adopted on December 8, 1985 by the Heads of State or Government of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...

News Releases

Another round of death threats for journalists in Sri Lanka workshops
2014-10-24
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliates the Free Media Movement (FMM) and the Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA) in condemning death threats issued to jou...
CPJ award goes to jailed Sri Lankan journalist
2009-09-03
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists announced today that it will honor imprisoned Sri Lankan journalist J.S. Tissainayagam with a 2009 International Press Freedom Award.
Death threats sent to paper of slain editor in Sri Lanka
2009-10-30
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists is greatly concerned by ongoing threats to Sri Lanka#s journalists and media organizations.
Global media rights groups condemn "culture of impunity and indifference" in Sri Lanka
2009-01-22
Since the beginning of the New Year, both the killing of a senior editor and the attack on the facilities of a popular independent TV channel have led to a total paralysis of the media community in Sr...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
2009-05-02
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
IFJ Calls for Inquiry Into Lasantha's Murder
2009-05-12
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the widow of Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge in calling on Sri Lanka's power-holders to take immediate action to conduct a full, fa...
IFJ calls for media freedom as Sri Lankan presidential election approaches
2014-12-23
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called on the government of Sri Lanka and state forces to ensure media freedom and the safety of journalists as the country's Presidential Elect...
IFJ Condemns Shocking Attack on Tamil Newspapers in Sri Lanka
2009-06-26
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly condemns an attack on three Tamil newspapers in the northern Sri Lankan city of Jaffna. According to reports from IFJ sources, news agents fo...
IFJ and SAMSN condemn threats to Sri Lankan journalist
2014-08-03
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South Asia Media Soli
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) join Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA) in strongly condemning death threats issued to Suni...
Journalists Organisations in Sri Lanka Feel Anti-Media Heat
2009-04-10
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) says ongoing interrogation of journalistsâ## leaders in Sri Lanka is a bullying tactic that only serves to highlight an intolerance of freedom of expr...
Outrage at fatal shooting of newspaper editor in Colombo
2009-01-08
Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the murder of Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunga, who was shot dead by two men on a motorcycle as he drove to work this morning in Colombo.
Participants at IFEX General Meeting demand action
2009-06-03
International Freedom of Expression eXchange
Free expression advocates from around the world gathered this week in Oslo, Norway for the General Meeting (GM) of the International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX).
Peace with Justice in Sri Lanka: Genocide of Sri Lankan Tamils - its causes and solutions
2009-03-20
Canadians for Genocide Education
Peace with Justice in Sri Lanka: Genocide of Sri Lankan Tamils â## its causes and solutions. A lecture by Dr. Brian Senewiratne, a Sinhalese closely connected with the ruling families of Sri Lanka.
Press freedom activist badly beaten in Colombo, hospitalised
2009-06-02
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is outraged by an assault on Poddala Jayantha, the secretary-general of the Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA), the country's leading journalists organisation.
Press Freedom Under Fire in South Asia, 2008-09
2009-05-02
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) & South Asia Media Solidarity
The seventh annual report on press freedom in South Asia documents alarming trends in working conditions for journalists.
RSF and JDS urge new president to end violence against journalists
2015-01-21
Reporters Without Borders
In the wake of Sri Lanka's 8 January presidential election, Reporters Without Borders and Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS) call on the new president, Maithripala Sirisena, to end the polic...
Sources welcomes Canadians for Genocide Education
2009-03-06
Canadians for Genocide Education
CGE is a multi-cultural coalition of associations committed to equity and inclusivity in education on and commemoration of Genocide. Our focus areas are school curriculum and government funded project...
Sri Lanka Army holding three doctors who gave information to press
2009-05-19
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urges the Sri Lankan authorities to quickly release three Tamil doctors who have been arrested for providing the news media with information about the humanitarian situation ...
Sri Lanka: Call for journalists to be let into area where "a major humanitarian crisis" is unfolding with no media presence
2009-04-11
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders reminds Sri Lanka's government of its international undertakings as the media continue to be prevented from moving about freely in the north especially in the area where tens...
Sri Lanka: Government urged to punish violence against independent media outlets after new attack
2009-01-06
A pre-dawn attack by a dozen heavily-armed men that badly damaged the studios of the Maharaja Television/Broadcasting Network (MTV/MBC) in Pannipitiya, near Colombo, after charges that the networkâ##s...
Sri Lanka muzzles NGOs and bans media-related activities
2014-07-11
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA) and Free Media Movement (FMM) in condemning the decision of the Sri Lankan government to b...
Sri Lanka to reopen investigation into 2009 murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge
2015-02-02
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Wickrematunge, the founder and editor of The Sunday Leader, was assassinated in January 8, 2009. According to reports, the new Sri Lankan government decided to reopen the investigation.
UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize 2009 to be awarded posthumously to Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge
2009-04-07
UNESCO
The late Sri Lankan journalist and editor of the Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickrematunge, who was assassinated on 8 January this year, has been named laureate of the 2009 UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize...

Sources Select Resources

And Then They Came For Me
Final Words from Lasantha Wickrematunge
Wickrematunge, Lasantha
Article
2009
The Sunday Leader
An editorial by Lasantha Wickrematunge shortly before he was murdered on January 8, 2009, and published three days after his death.
Another round of death threats for journalists in Sri Lanka workshops
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliates the Free Media Movement (FMM) and the Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA) in condemning death threats issued to jou...
Buddhist Pogropms and Religious Conflicts
Malik, Kenan
Article
2013
Pandaemonium
Most observers would, rightly, reject the idea that there is something inherent in Buddhism that has led to the violence. Rather, most would recognize that the anti-Muslim violence in both Myanmar and...
CPJ award goes to jailed Sri Lankan journalist
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists announced today that it will honor imprisoned Sri Lankan journalist J.S. Tissainayagam with a 2009 International Press Freedom Award.
Death threats sent to paper of slain editor in Sri Lanka
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists is greatly concerned by ongoing threats to Sri Lanka#s journalists and media organizations.
Global media rights groups condemn "culture of impunity and indifference" in Sri Lanka
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Since the beginning of the New Year, both the killing of a senior editor and the attack on the facilities of a popular independent TV channel have led to a total paralysis of the media community in Sr...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
IFJ Calls for Inquiry Into Lasantha's Murder
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the widow of Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge in calling on Sri Lanka's power-holders to take immediate action to conduct a full, fa...
IFJ Condemns Shocking Attack on Tamil Newspapers in Sri Lanka
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly condemns an attack on three Tamil newspapers in the northern Sri Lankan city of Jaffna. According to reports from IFJ sources, news agents fo...
IFJ and SAMSN condemn threats to Sri Lankan journalist
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South Asia Media Soli
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) join Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA) in strongly condemning death threats issued to Suni...
Journalists Organisations in Sri Lanka Feel Anti-Media Heat
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) says ongoing interrogation of journalistsâ## leaders in Sri Lanka is a bullying tactic that only serves to highlight an intolerance of freedom of expr...
Outrage at fatal shooting of newspaper editor in Colombo
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the murder of Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunga, who was shot dead by two men on a motorcycle as he drove to work this morning in Colombo.
Participants at IFEX General Meeting demand action
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Freedom of Expression eXchange
Free expression advocates from around the world gathered this week in Oslo, Norway for the General Meeting (GM) of the International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX).
Press freedom activist badly beaten in Colombo, hospitalised
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is outraged by an assault on Poddala Jayantha, the secretary-general of the Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA), the country's leading journalists organisation.
Press Freedom Under Fire in South Asia, 2008-09
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) & South Asia Media Solidarity
The seventh annual report on press freedom in South Asia documents alarming trends in working conditions for journalists.
Sri Lanka: Fifty Years On
Censorship, Conflict and Media Reform
Article
1998
Article 19
Report examining the impact of the conflict on freedom of expression and in particular media freedom in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka: Government urged to punish violence against independent media outlets after new attack
Sources News Release
Article
2009
A pre-dawn attack by a dozen heavily-armed men that badly damaged the studios of the Maharaja Television/Broadcasting Network (MTV/MBC) in Pannipitiya, near Colombo, after charges that the networkâ##s...
Sri Lanka Safety Tips
INSI
Article
2008
International News Safety Institute (INSI)
Provides journalists who will be travelling to Sri Lanka during the war with practical guidelines on how to stay safe considering government hostility towards visiting journalists.
Sri Lanka to reopen investigation into 2009 murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Wickrematunge, the founder and editor of The Sunday Leader, was assassinated in January 8, 2009. According to reports, the new Sri Lankan government decided to reopen the investigation.
Two arrested five years after journalist's disappearance
International Federation of Journalists
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Free Media Movement (FMM) welcome the arrest of two former military officials over the disappearance of Prageeth Eknaligoda. The...
UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize 2009 to be awarded posthumously to Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge
Sources News Release
Article
2009
UNESCO
The late Sri Lankan journalist and editor of the Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickrematunge, who was assassinated on 8 January this year, has been named laureate of the 2009 UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize...

Media

Anglican Journal
National news magazine of the Anglican Church of Canada. Covering issues of importance to Anglicans.
The Times of Sri Lanka
Digital publication.


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