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20 Jun 2007 description
report Article 19

The Sri Lankan government yesterday took the radical move of blocking access from within Sri Lanka to TamilNet, a website hosted in Norway which provides alternative reports on local events. The move marks the employment of a new and more extreme form of censorship than ever before.

"This is a blatant and unjustified attack on freedom of expression" said Dr Agnès Callamard,Executive Director, ARTICLE 19. "Until now, control measures have largely been directed at local media.