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Wednesday, 13 December 2017
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Press Freedom & Security must be guaranteed- Media sans frontiers PDF Print E-mail
The media sans frontiers have requested the presidential candidates and the parties that support them to assure the freedom of media and assure their security. It pointed out the freedom of press is essential for democracy and also pointed out that media should be neutral in their observations. This we point out to government media especially points out the organization. Meanwhile Dr. Jeyalath Jayewardene MP of the parliamentary Human Rights Forum said 19 media personnel had been murdered and many others had been tortured during the last four years. Many others have escaped to foreign countries to escape death he pointed out.
Whether any inquiry is undertaken to investigate on the pressures exerted and murders undertaken on media personnel is doubtful.
 
 
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