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All independent media banned from covering SL election

August 8, 2009

France 24 : Northern cities vote in first polls since Tigers’ fall
…On Tuesday, authorities announced heightened security measures and banned all independent media from covering Saturday’s election citing “security reasons”. The step has drawn strong criticism from human rights organisations and Paris-based organisation Reporters without Borders (RSF).

An RSF statement quoted Lakshman Hulugalle, head of the government’s security information centre, saying journalists would have to rely on the information provided by the government and journalists from state-run media…
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