Freedom on the Net 2014 – the fifth annual complete study of world wide web freedom around the globe, covering developments in 65 nations that occurred between May possibly 2013 and May 2014 –found 3 essential issues concerning Sri Lanka’s internet freedom and named Sri Lanka’s “Press Freedom 2014 status” as “Not Cost-free”.
According the report, published on Thursday by the US-based Freedom Residence, the important developments in Sri Lanka amongst Could 2013 – May possibly 2014 are
- In March 2014, the data ministry formed a committee to regulate social media, shortly following President Rajapaksa dubbed them a “disease” the scope of its activities remains unclear.
- The Colombo Telegraph site was repeatedly inaccessible, continuing a trend of pressure on on the web news outlets.
- Incidents of violence and harassment against internet users declined, though traditional journalists met with improved intimidation .
Targeted, politicized censorship continued all through 2013 and 2014 with the website of the Colombo Telegraph periodically blocked, apparently due to the fact of its dissenting content material and coverage of controversial political affairs in the country, the report noted.
Read the complete report here
President Rajapaksa Phoned TRC Palpita To Ask Colombo Telegraph Blockade
Ranil Demands Rajapaksa Unblock Net Internet sites
TRC Head Palpita ‘Selective’ And ‘Inconsistent’
Dhanapala Methods Down From Dialog Board
Fears For Ad Income From Dialog Stops Sri Lankan Print Media From Taking Dhanapala Problem
Dhanapala Must Take A Stand And Resign From Dialog, Condemn Its Illegal, Unethical Behaviour – Kumar David
‘I Give Dhanapala The Advantage Of The Doubt’ Says Radhika
Calling Jayantha Dhanapala A Liar, Or The Tragedy Of Lankan Public Life
Swedish Govt. Appointee Dhanapala’s Unethical Behavior Embarrassment To The SIPRI
‘Dhanapala Must Choose’ Says Saravanamuttu
Image Evidence: Following Dhanapala Addressed BASL Meeting Dialog Blocked Colombo Telegraph Once more
Unlawful Restrictions On Media By State Or Private Actors Is A Matter Of Critical Public Concern And Need to Be Questioned – Bishop Chickera And Prof. Savitri
Dialog Unblocked Colombo Telegraph For Dhanapala To Address A Public Meeting
Jayantha Dhanapala Is A Liar Caught Lying Over Silence On Colombo Telegraph Blocking
Jayaratne Says Dhanapala Will Stand By Greatest Practices, Dhanapala Pussyfoots On Illegal Internet Blocking
International Press Institute Urges UN To Guarantee Interference With Colombo Telegraph Ends
Colombo Telegraph Has Every Right To Raise Dhanapala’s Conflict Of Interest Friday Forum Member Speaks Out
Post 19 Slams Ban On Colombo Telegraph Web site
Dialog Board Director And Friday Forum Member Jayantha Dhanapala Fails To Cease CT Blockade On Dialog Network
Dhanapala May possibly Be Influenced By Massive Payment He Receives From Dialog – Professor Kumar David
‘Dhanapala’s Position Ethically Untenable’ Says Dr. Pradeep Jeganathan
Sara Says ‘Dhanapala – WebBlocking’ Problem Wants To Be Resolved Inside The Framework Of Excellent Governance
Subtle Business Interests Much more Damaging Than Anti–Democratic Regime: Dhanapala Ought to Answer Conflict Of Interest Concerns – Dr. Nirmal Ranjith
Sri Lanka Blocks Sites And The President Lies On Twitter
Once Again Colombo Telegraph Blocked Dialog And Etisalat Tamper DNS Responses
TRC Blocks Colombo Telegraph, Warns Service Providers To Keep It is A ‘Technical Glitch’
Colombo Telegraph Blocked, How To Attain Us Now: Sri Lanka Telecom And Mobitel Joins The DPI Club!
Sri Lankan Govt. Periodically Blocked Colombo Telegraph In 2013: US Human Rights Report
History of Colombo Telegraph blocking
Very first -December 26, 2011 – We are blocked but we will not be stopped
Second – May eight, 2012 – Colombo Telegraph Blocked Again
Third – March 29, 2013 – Sri Lanka Blocks Colombo Telegraph and Chosen Tweets: Colombo Telegraph Unblocked
Fourth – August 23, 2013 – Colombo Telegraph Blocked, How To Attain Us Now: Sri Lanka Telecom And Mobitel Joins The DPI Club!
October 26, 2012 – Colombo Telegraph Was Hacked
August 9, 2012 ColomboTelegraph Password Cracking Try Blocked
Freedom Home Report: Freedom On The Net 2012, Sri Lanka Is A Country At Threat