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Sri Lanka - RSF and JDS urge new president to end violence against journalists

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 policy of violence against journalists that was pursued by his predecessor, Mahinda Rajapaksa, and to combat impunity for such violence. The two organizations welcome the end of rule by the Rajapaksa brothers, who had been responsible for a great deal of violence against journalists since 2004. At (...)

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