Stop the War on Journalists in Sri Lanka


The recently launched CPJ blog highlights the plight of Sri Lankan journalist J.S. Tissainayagam. Tissa, as he is known, was detained in March by Terrorist Investigation Division forces and charged in August for "promoting terrorism through a magazine he published for a brief period in 2006". The International Federation of Journalists and Sri Lankan press freedom groups have come together to produce the video above to help free Tissa to generate support for Tissa. It’s part of a wider campaign called "Stop the War on Journalists in Sri Lanka" There is also a Facebook page.