Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA) condemned alleged attacks on two Lake House journalists yesterday.
Pointing to alleged acts of intimidatiion, international media watchdog Reporters Without Borders said media harassment has surged under the new government.
State Minister of Information and Communication Technology Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana said that he will not permit any kind of political revenge taking in media organisations under the new government.
A freelance journalist and writer in Galle came under attack this morning over a book he wrote about alleged corruption in the previous government.
Provincial Correspondents should be allowed to freely report the Presidential Elections without obstruction, the Free Media Movement said in a statement today Nov 7.
UNF Parliamentarian S.M. Marikkar said that NDF has decided to boycott the political programs and advertisements to Hiru TV within the election campaign of Sajith Premadasa due to media misuse displayed by them.
Playwright Malaka Devapriya, who was summoned to the Organised Crimes Prevention Division (OCPD) of the Police this morning over a radio drama he had written directed, was released a short while ago.
The Government will enact new laws against misinformation or ‘fake news’ and those who propagate it, Justice Minister Thalatha Athukorala said.
Amnesty International has made an Urgent Action appeal for writer Shakthika Sathkumara, urging sympathisers to appeal the Attorney General to drop all charges against him.
Advocata is saying the opening of the hearings of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) to the media is a timely initiative in a greater attempt to promote transparency and accountability of State-Owned Enterprises.