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Lasantha Wickramatunga's last editorial (posthumous): And Then They Came For Me

 
 
Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 10:19 pm
And Then They Came For Me

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No other profession calls on its practitioners to lay down their lives for their art save the armed forces and, in Sri Lanka, journalism. In the course of the past few years, the independent media have increasingly come under attack. Electronic and print-media institutions have been burnt, bombed, sealed and coerced. Countless journalists have been harassed, threatened and killed. It has been my honour to belong to all those categories and now especially the last.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jan, 2009 10:32 pm
Every news person ought to read this a time or two.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 02:28 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Oh, my.

Thank you for bringing that to our attention.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 02:35 pm
@ossobuco,
BBC News on the shooting and background
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