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SRI LANKAN JOURNALISTS PROTEST AGAINST CHANNEL 4

Aug 2, 2011 8:47:30 AM - itnnews.lk

Local Journalists have taken the lead in protesting against against the malicious media practice of Channel 4, which is making baseless allegations on war crime against Sri Lanka, challenging the historic triumph gained after defeating the world’s deadliest terrorist outfit.

 The Sri Lankan journalists organized this protest against the use of the media unethically by Channel 4. The Free Media Movement spearheaded this demonstration held opposite the Colombo Fort Railway Station this afternoon. A significant feature of the agitation was the participating of a large group of journalists on behalf of the motherland, sans any differences.

Wide support was extended to this protest by multimedia organization to these journalists who represented both the State and the Private Media. The Federation of Pettah Self Employees and the Pettah Three wheeler Drivers Association extended their unstinted support to this demonstration.

The demonstrators expressed anger against the channel 4 TV station. They also expressed their strong protest to the documentary titled “Killing Field of Sri Lanka’ telecast by Channel 4 and made a strong demand from foreign media personnel not to misuse the privilege they enjoy in freedom of expression.