Veteran Sri Lankan journalist Iqbal Athas
has faced a great deal of danger over the course of his career. More recently, grave threats have been made against him following his investigations into irregularities surrounding a 2006 government deal to purchase fighter jets from Ukraine. Mr. Athas joins us by phone from Sri Lanka to tell us more about his investigative report, why it's putting him in danger, and how much press freedom there is in Sri Lanka right now.
You can read the Committee to Protect Journalists' letter to the president of Sri Lanka regarding threats to Iqbal Athas by going to CPJ's website here