Tissa receives award while US State Department condems Sri Lanka for the sentence
Indian Express – Imprisoned Tamil journalist bags two int’l award
Global Media Forum and Reporters Without Borders have chosen to announce today that Tissainayagam will be the first winner of the Peter Mackler Prize, a newly-created award for journalists who display great courage and professional integrity in countries where press freedom is not respected.
The prize will be awarded at a ceremony presided over by Washington Post executive editor Marcus Brauchli at the National Press Club in Washington on 2 October. The award honours the memory of veteran Agence France-Presse reporter and editor Peter Mackler, who died last year.
World Today – Sri Lanka jails Tamil journalist for 20 years
Washington Post – World Digest: Sri Lankan Journalist Tissainayagam Sentenced to Prison