Sri Lanka: Nearly 400 journalists exiled since 2001, says CPJ
'Sri Lankan journalist Upali Tennakoon paid a heavy price for producing critical coverage of the government offensive against Tamil rebels this year. In January, he was driving to his office when four men on motorcycles smashed his car windows and beat him and his wife with metal bars. Fearing for their safety, the couple has since fled to the U.S. Back at home, no progress has been made in his case. "Without information about who did this and why, I don't think it is safe to go back, " he said in a recent interview with the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).'
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