Journalists, rights activists and opposition lawmakers shout slogans and display placards during a demonstration alleging the government of suppression of media in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013. Sri Lankan journalists staged a "Black January" protest Tuesday, remembering a series of attacks against journalists and media workers in this month over the past several years and condemning authorities' failure to punish the culprits. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 9:42 am
Sri Lanka journalists protest attacks on media
Journalists, rights activists and opposition lawmakers protested Tuesday in the capital, Colombo, saying the month of January has been "the darkest month" for journalists.
In January over the last four years, an outspoken editor was killed, a private television station was attacked, a website journalist went missing and his office was set on fire.
Protesters shouted slogans, holding placards reading, "Resist suppression of the media."