Can Cooper Free our Press?

There’s a new campaign started (presumably) by some Sri Lankans in Canada asking CNN’s Andreson Cooper to champion the cause of Press Freedom in Sri Lanka.  They have a petition you could sign

The website is

The group claims that they were inspired by Lasantha Wickramatunga’s editorial. Here’s  an excerpt from the about page:

Inspired by the call of conscience, a group of individuals from varying backgrounds, religious affiliations, and different levels of activism came together to launch an improbable experiment to change the course of press freedom in Sri Lanka.

We support the fundamental belief that all journalists living in Sri Lanka, despite any differences in views, are entitled to the freedom of speech and expression including publication. We encourage all social movements that aim to narrow the gap between the promise of this ideal and the reality of our time to support our campaign.

They also have a video-version of the “Call of Conscious” editorial


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