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Protest Against Threat To Media Freedom

Aug 1, 2011 2:32:37 AM - thesundayleader.lk

Media and civil society organizations are to hold a protest tomorrow against the attack on the News Editor of the Jaffna based Uthayan newspaper and the threat to media freedom.

Uthayan News Editor Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan was brutally assaulted in Jaffna last week by a group of unidentified persons.

The Free Media Movement (FMM) says the protest would be held at noon tomorrow at the Lipton Circus inColombo7.

The FMM notes that tomorrow’s protest is a public outcry against the continuous threat to media freedom. The Movement has called on all persons and organizations that value democracy and media freedom to join the protest.