Unity Among Different Stakeholders for Professionalisation of Media: The Sri Lanka Experience. Kumar Nadesan Yangon, Myanmar March 19, 2012. Sri Lanka. Sinhala dailies/weeklies: 16 newspapers Tamil dailies/weeklies: 08 newspapers English dailies/weeklies: 13 newspapers.
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Unity Among Different Stakeholders for Professionalisation of Media:The Sri Lanka Experience
March 19, 2012
Sinhala dailies/weeklies: 16 newspapers
Tamil dailies/weeklies: 08 newspapers
English dailies/weeklies: 13 newspapers
Sri Lanka fourth on list of 13 countries who have unsolved journalists’ murders between January 01, 2001 and December 31, 2010.
9 cases still to be solved in Sri Lanka. Source: 2011 Impunity Index.
19 journalists have been killed in Sri Lanka since 1992. Source: Committee to Protect Journalists.
to provide direction and leadership in media related activities.
Background – How did we get there?
making it possible for newspapers to maintain low cover prices and yet remain commercially viable
Members are appointed by a committee consisting of the Chief Justice, the Speaker of the LokSabha, Chairman of the Upper House
The Colombo Declaration on Media Freedom and Social Responsibility of 1998
The Public expects information in a context that will have an impact on their lives;We must inform them of their rights, dangers and well being of the community;We must not forget the past, but boldly go into the future.Thank you