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Alliance of Media Organisations organises protest calling on authorities to investigate journalist's disappearance

(FMM/IFEX) - August 4, 2010 - A silent protest (sathyagraha) and seminar aimed at forcing the authorities to investigate the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda will be held on August 10, 2010. The silent protest and seminar are being organized by the Alliance of Media Organizations to mark the 200 days since Eknaligoda's disappearance. The protest will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the Viharamahadevi Park (in front of the Town Hall) followed by a seminar at 4:00 p.m. in the Public Library's Auditorium in Colombo.

The Alliance of Media Organizations urges media personnel, activists, trade unionists, civil society organizations, political parties and citizens who stand for media freedom, democracy and human rights to join the demonstration calling for information about the whereabouts of Prageeth Eknaligoda.

The Alliance of Media organizations consists of the following groups: Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA), IFEX member Free Media Movement (FMM), South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA), Sri Lanka Muslim Media Forum (SLMMF), Sri Lanka Tamil Journalists' Association (SLTJA), Journalists Against Suppression (JAS) and Federation of Media Employees Trade Union (FMETU).

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