Sri Lanka’s civic space and the battle for free speech

Recent articles in Sri Lanka

Two Sri Lankan journalists questioned, harassed following protest coverage

The two journalists believe that the incident is another form of harassment intended to muzzle their reporting on farmers and marginalized communities.

CPJ calls on Sri Lanka to reconsider bills likely to undermine press freedom

Despite some amendments, the bill retains a vague and overbroad definition of terrorism and “could potentially criminalize nearly all forms of legitimate expression”

Sri Lanka: Journalist Tharindu Uduwaragedara arrested while covering protest

Journalist Tharindu Uduwaragedara was arrested and harassed by the police while covering a labor protest. He was released on bail.