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How you can use the Internet and Web (in English, Sinhala and Tamil)

How you can use the Internet and Web from Centre for Policy Alternatives on Vimeo.

How you can use the Internet and Web (Sinhala) from Centre for Policy Alternatives on Vimeo.

How you can use the Internet and Web (Tamil) from Centre for Policy Alternatives on Vimeo.

See related posters on Flickr here.

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Be Safe! You Are Being Watched! (in English, Sinhala and Tamil)

Be Safe! You Are Being Watched! from Centre for Policy Alternatives on Vimeo.

Be Safe! You Are Being Watched! (Sinhala) from Centre for Policy Alternatives on Vimeo.

Be Safe! You Are Being Watched! (Tamil) from Centre for Policy Alternatives on Vimeo.

See related posters on Flickr here.

Content to combat growing surveillance and censorship of online content in Sri Lanka

Just put out this press release on behalf of the Centre for Policy Alternatives. ### 3 September 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: In late July 2012, the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) released in Tamil, Sinhala and English, three short-form videos and informative posters on online freedom of expression in Sri Lanka. This content is now […]

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Blogs and Bullets II: New Media and Conflict after the Arab Spring

On Page 5 of USIP’s new report, Blogs and Bullets II: New Media and Conflict after the Arab Spring, it is noted that, In February 2011, a workshop at Stanford Uni- versity cosponsored by USIP, George Washington University’s Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication, and Stanford’s Liberation Technology Program discussed the state of the […]

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Mediated: Expressing hard data and theory through art and information visualisation

Illustration courtesy Asvajit Boyle Saskia Fernando Gallery in Colombo, Sri Lanka running till the 15th of September an art exhibition I was invited to curate. Titled Mediated, it’s a project that essentially seeks to create greater awareness around and engagement with aspects of post-war Sri Lanka’s ideational, constitutional, economic, social and religious challenges. If around […]

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Technology and reconciliation in Sri Lanka (Sinhala translation)

My article on technology and reconciliation in post-war Sri Lanka has finally appeared in print in Sinhala. The September 2012 issue of Saama Vimarshi (Peace Monitor) published by the Centre for Policy Alternatives is now online, and features my essay. The original English version can be read here. The issue is embedded below, and the […]

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On the registration of ‘news’ websites in Sri Lanka

ITN’s website on Thursday featured a story on the caring side of government, if this wasn’t already evident to citizens.  It noted, “There have been continuous complaints from the general public about certain websites publishing malicious, defamatory and row (sic) filth and stories defamatory to the characters of certain people.  Therefore, it has become necessary […]

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ICT without agency?

Cross-posted from my blog featuring my regular newspaper column. ### There is in Sri Lanka an Information and Communications Technology Agency. There are also Ministries of Science and Technology, Mass Media and Information, Telecommunication and Information Technology and incredibly, Technology and Research. In addition, we have the Department of Government Information. Finally, there is a […]

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Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice | A Treatise on Technology and Dispute Resolution

Till I received a PDF of the chapter I wrote for Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice: A Treatise on Technology and Dispute Resolution as it appears in the tome, I had entirely forgotten about it. Ethan, Daniel and Mohamed are three of the finest minds in ODR today, and writing this chapter for them was […]

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Technology and reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Originally written for an up-coming edition of Saama Vimarshi (Peace Monitor) a publication in Sinhala by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), where I am a Senior Researcher. ### Every single available indicator suggests that well within the next 5 years, the number of registered SIM cards will exceed the total population of Sri Lanka. […]

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