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Sri Lanka: Proposed Media Code Threatens Free Speech

Email A new media code proposed by the Sri Lankan government contains overbroad and vague language that could have a severe and chilling effect on free speech. (New York) – A new media code proposed by the Sri Lankan government contains overbroad and vague language that could have a severe and chilling effect on free speech, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 17, 2013, the Ministry of Mass Media and Information officially proposed a Code of Media Ethics that would apply to print and electronic media, including the Internet.read more

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