Insight on Conflict looking at dissent in Sri Lanka

A video I did many moons ago for Insight on Conflict has finally surfaced in the form of a blog post by Nilanjana Premaratna, who is Insight on Conflict’s local correspondent, that looks at the threats to human rights activists and the freedom of expression in Sri Lanka.

As noted in the post,

Sanjana comments on the ‘hate speech’ that is virulent in Sri Lanka towards human rights activists and, specifically, civil society representatives who went to Geneva to support the resolution again the government. These activists have been issued veiled death threats and, as Sanjana notes, have been called ‘dogs’, ‘traitors’ and ‘terrorists’ by the largely government-sponsored media.

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