Sunday, October 21, 2018 07:56:15 AM

#FreeShahidulAlam: Tweets from the protest in Colombo

By Groundviews - Wed Oct 03, 2:03 am

A protest was held on October 2nd 2018 in front of the Bangladesh High Commission in Colombo, asking for the release of Dr. Shahidul Alam, renowned photojournalist and activist imprisoned in Bangladesh for speaking out on the state violence against students at recent road safety protests.

A Twitter moment, capturing coverage of the protest in English, Sinhala and Tamil, is embedded below.

#FreeShahidulAlam – protest in Sri Lanka

Click here for a full writeup on why Alam’s case rings familiar to Sri Lanka, and also signals a wider trend across South Asia on the curtailment of media freedom.

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