Terror Stalks Scribes

The Sri Lankan government came under fire from a Parisian based media organization for its poor track record to protect local journalists and suggested an independent Special Investigation Unit with judicial powers be created to reopen inquiries into crimes against reporters.
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rnEven as rnthreats against journalists in Eastern Sri Lanka reached alarming levels over rnthe last few weeks, Reporters without Borders or RSF on Tuesday released a rndetailed nine point plan to enable the government to sustainably improve press rnfreedom.

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rnIn the wake rnof Aiyathurai Nadesans murder in May 2004 in the eastern city of Batticaloa, rnSinhalese, Tamil and Muslim journalists described the difficulties facing rnprovince-based correspondents.