With so much attention to China’s response to Tibetan protesters and the recent repression in Myanmar, there seems to be a blind spot when it comes to the media intimidation story in Sri Lanka. Five workers at the state television station, Rupavahini, have been attacked as the cartoon depicts.
It’s not funny. The methodical attacks follow a situation last December. Separately, journalists have being jailed without trial. Just a handful of organizations like the BBC and Reporters Without Borders are following the story. There are some indications that citizen journalists such as GroundViews will fill the void.