Monday, August 10, 2009

Asia Media Report 2009: Sri Lanka is the 3rd worst country for journalists

Sri Lanka is the world's 3rd worst country for journalists to live in after Iraq and Afghanistan, says the Asia Media Report 2009. The report also reveals details on various Sri Lankan journalists who had been killed, assaulted, abducted and also those who had fled the island since 2006.

The Sri Lankan chapter of the report was compiled by senior journalist Dilrukshi Handunnetti.

The launch of the Asia Media Report 2009 'Missing in the Media', organised by the Asia Media Forum, was held in Colombo on Tuesday, August 4. Many dignitaries including veteran journalists were present at the occasion.

The report issued on Tuesday also touches on the assassination of veteran journalist and editor in chief of the Leader Publications, Lasantha Wickremathunga.

Senior journalist Vijitha Yapa was the chief guest on the occasion. The Asia Media Report 2009 focuses on how media throughout Asia reports on its communities.

The report features articles on press freedom, media commercialisation and new media. It also includes the present day status of media in Sri Lanka.

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