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Sonali Samarasinghe reflects on second anniversary of husband’s murder

Nieman Notes January 10, 2011

“As we commemorate Lasantha [Wickrematunge's] death anniversary we must not forget those other brave journalists who have also paid the supreme sacrifice in the pursuit of their craft. Several other journalists have been attacked or otherwise threatened, resulting in their being forced to flee Sri Lanka. Yet others have been coerced into submission. At no time in the history of our country has the freedom of expression been so brutally been repressed as it is now.” Read more