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Sri Lankan Catholic journalists join protest

  • Sri Lanka
  • February 2, 2011
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SRI LANKA: Sri Lankan Catholic journalists joined 300 media workers, civic right activists and politicians to protest against continuous attacks on private media agencies in the country.

“Media suppression is so dangerous now in the country,” said Fredi Gamage, a Catholic journalist and editor of Meepura newspaper, during the rally in Colombo Feb. 1 to uphold the right of expression in Sri Lanka.

Anglican Father Marimuthupillai Sathivel said there aren’t any attacks on “pro-government” media institutions in the country.

The protest followed a recent arson attack on Lanka-e-News office in Malabe and an appeal last week by priests and journalists to the UN to find Prageeth Ekneligoda, a Lanka-e-News journalist who disappeared on Jan. 24 last year.

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