EU concern over media harassment

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The Heads of Mission of the European Union have noted with concern the action taken against the Sri Lanka Mirror and the Lanka news websites. Issuing a statement the European Union said Freedom of the media is a vital element in democratic societies and journalists must be able to carry out their legitimate work without fear of harassment or intimidation.

Any action intended to intimidate independent journalism and or limit freedom of expression is in contradiction to UN human rights standards.

  Comments - 10

  • Ken Sunday, 01 July 2012 10:35 AM

    EU, we are concerned over harassment against Julian Assange....
    Please leave him alone...

    CHANDRAPALA Monday, 02 July 2012 06:34 AM

    What are these comments? they are real patriots who do not want to enjoy media freedom in this country.

    Rom Monday, 02 July 2012 11:05 PM

    Comon,,, open your eyes, let alone other's business look at our state of media! No smoke without fire!

    Rom Monday, 02 July 2012 11:12 PM

    Besides where do one go if they don't get justice within their country ?

    Nodrog Monday, 02 July 2012 07:25 AM

    Concern with advise ok but not intimidation, threats and bullying. Would you like if someone interfered in your personal affairs?

    Muniff Monday, 02 July 2012 10:20 AM

    "Any action intended to intimidate independent journalism and or limit freedom of expression is in contradiction to UN human rights standards."
    First the Indians, then the Americans and now the EU.
    All these countries helped us to win the war and still willing to help us if the Govt will do the right thing.

    What? Monday, 02 July 2012 01:22 AM

    Two wrongs don't make a right.

    Nodrog Monday, 02 July 2012 02:26 AM

    Ok to be concerned but do not interfere.

    LankanFellow Monday, 02 July 2012 03:39 AM

    Hello Nodrog... A concern without interference yields no result....

    Jacoob Monday, 02 July 2012 04:14 AM

    Typical response No 1 from bananas :

    Mind your own business


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