15 Jul '11, 10pm

Sri Lanka probe urged as video airs in US: WASHINGTON: US lawmakers and rights advocates on Friday stepped up ca...

Sri Lanka probe urged as video airs in US: WASHINGTON: US lawmakers and rights advocates on Friday stepped up ca...

WASHINGTON: US lawmakers and rights advocates on Friday stepped up calls for an international probe into Sri Lanka's civil war as they screened a British documentary that purports to show war crimes. "Sri Lanka's Killing Fields" was shown to the public inside the US Capitol complex. First aired on Channel 4 in June, the 50-minute documentary caused shock in Britain and angry denials from Sri Lanka's military. Representative James McGovern, co-chair of a US Congress human rights commission named in honor of late lawmaker Tom Lantos, said that the film was "a gruesome example of humans at their worst." "These scenes provide much more than simply shock value, however: They also are powerful evidence of the need for an independent investigation to hold those responsible accountable for the crimes," said McGovern, a member of President Barack Obama's Democratic Party from Massa...

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channelnewsasia.com 22 Jul '11, 2am

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channelnewsasia.com 23 Jul '11, 6am

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Electronic Frontier Foundation To Online Video Creators: Know Your Rights!

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reelseo.com 15 Jul '11, 9pm

I interviewed Rebecca Jeschke, Media Relations Director for the digital civil liberties group, The Electronic Frontier Fou...