Sri Lanka journalists holds 'Black January' to protest failure to punish attackers of media

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.

Journalists, rights activists and opposition lawmakers who protested in the capital, Colombo, said 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, an website journalist went missing and and his office was set on fire.

Protesters shouted slogans, holding placards that read, "Resist suppression of media."