Save Tamils Movement is organizing a 'Vocal protest to condemn 20yrs sentence to journalist tissainayagam' in chennai on 12th sept. AT 10:30 am, T NAGAR, the speakers are predominantly Journalist's from mainstream media like IE, TOI, DC among others.
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- Mr Rajesh Sundaram, Deputy Editor, Headlines Today, Delhi
- Mr AS Paneerselvam, Sr. Journalist
- Mr Devasahayam, I.A.S (Retd)
- Ms Kavitha Muralidharan, The Week
- Mr Venkatramanan, Sr Journalist, Times of India
- Mr Peer Mohammed, Deccan Chronicle
Date: 12th Sept 2009, Saturday. Time: 10:30 am.
Venue: C. Daivanayagam Higher Secondary School (opp. to Tirupathi devasthanam), Venkatanarayana road, T Nagar, Chennai -600017.
- S. Tissainayagam, winner of Peter Makler Award, a senior journalist and Sunday Times columnist in srilanka was sentenced to twenty-year rigorous imprisonment by Colombo High Court under prevention of terrorist act
- Lasantha Wickrematunge, Editor of Sunday Leader daily, also a freelance reporter for TIME was shot dead by unidentified men in January 2009.
- In the last two years alone, 18nos journalists were killed and over 35nos journalists have fled srilanka.
Attached is the Invitation and the last article written by Lasantha before he was killed.
We sincerely urge you to express solidarity with Journalist Tissainayakam by participating in this event.
contact: Elangovan: 9884468039, saravanakumar: 9840090898.
SAVE TAMILS MOVEMENT