Hotline set up for journalists to report harassment, attacks

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Government Information Department has taken steps to introduce a special emergency telephone number for journalists to report on attacks, harassment etc.

Director General of Government Information, Attorney Sudarshana Gunawardena speaking to media said the information can be reported to the hotline on safety of journalists including attacks, threats and harassments as well as on their job security.

The emergency number will be introduced before the end of this month, Gunawardena said. He said the measures was taken to intervene and resolve the issues faced by journalists.

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