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World Press Freedom Day marked with airing of documentary on Sivaram in India

A documentary chronicling the life of Tamil journalist Dharmeratnam 'Taraki' Sivaram, who was abducted and murdered in Colombo 10 years ago, was screened in Chennai to mark World Press Freedom Day this weekend.

Screened at the Chennai Press Club, the film explored Sivaram’s life and looked at the issue of media freedom for Tamil journalists on the island of Sri Lanka.

Filmmaker S Someetharan said that though there has since been a change of government since the journalist’s murder, the climate of fear on the island is still the same. 
“The fear remains,” he said. “Journalists are still under the Intelligence scanner in Sri Lanka.”

See more from the Asian Mirror here.

Also see our earlier feature:

'Where else should I die but here?' (29 Apr 2015)