Chandrabose Suthaharan

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Chandrabose Suthaharan <Ta>
Died April 16, 2007
Vavuniya
Occupation Editor of Nilam
Notable credit(s) Freelance Journalist

Chandrabose Suthaharan was a minority Sri Lankan Tamil editor of the Tamil magazine, Nilam, and he also wrote for other Tamil news media. He had earlier worked for Virakesari. He was shot and killed on April 16, 2007, in Thirunavatkulam in Vavuniya.

Background

His killing is part of series of killings, abductions and attacks on journalists in Sri Lanka.[1] It was also seen as part of the intimidation of Tamil media.[2]

Incident

He was shot inside his house by six gunmen who entered his house. His eight-year-old son stated that the killers spoke both Tamil and Sinhala.[3] His home was located inside a government held area.

Government investigation

The International Press Institute has called in for an impartial government investigation.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ http://us.oneworld.net/external/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rsf.org%2Farticle.php3%3Fid_article%3D21932
  2. ^ Sri Lanka Journalist’s abduction highlights intimidation of media
  3. ^ Reporters sans frontières - Sri Lanka Archived June 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Joint Mission to Sri Lanka - International Advocacy and Fact Finding". IPI. 2007-06-25. Retrieved 2007-06-25.

External links

  • Sri Lanka mission report
  • Nine recommendations for improving media freedom in Sri Lanka – RSF
  • Media in Sri Lanka
  • Free Speech in Sri Lanka


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