A presentation made to the Sri Lanka College of Journalism, the Sri Lanka Press Institute and the Press Complaints Commission of Sri Lanka today, on their invitation, to help them strategise curriculae development and institutional development over the next 3 years.
When in the course of a single day, you are asked to lead the development of web media strategies for a leading newspaper as well as the online avatar of a new political magazine, published by a person very closely associated with the incumbent regime yet keen to promote engaging, inclusive debates. My driving interest … Continue reading Must be doing something right…
NOT. Media freedom and the freedom of expression took a nose dive in 2008, following trends from the year before. Print, electronic and web media were severely undermined by government and LTTE supported violence - both physical and verbal - against dissent, independent opinion and investigative journalism. Framed by escalation of hostilities in the North … Continue reading 2008: Celebrating the growth of media freedom and the freedom of expression in Sri Lanka
The keynote presentation I delivered at the Sri Lankan chapter of the South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA) Annual General Meeting held on 12th November in Colombo.