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Sri Lanka - Press Council's revival threatens media freedom in Sri Lanka

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS) are alarmed by the new president's decision to revive the Press Council – a controversial body that gave the authorities a great deal of scope to coerce the media – and urge him to create an independent council that guarantees a system of media self-regulation. President Maithripala Sirisena's government announced the revival of the Press Council on 2 July, six month after his election victory ended years of (...)

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