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Sri Lanka police obtained phone records to intimidate participants of a radio programme

(2018 July 05 /Media Release) Police Intimidation to the parties who provided information to the "Balumgala" program of "Neth FM" It is reported to Free Media...

Control ethnic violence without hindering democracy – Free Media Movement

(Media Communique/ 08-03-2018.) The Free Media Movement believes that in the wake of the communal violence that occurred in the areas of Ampara and Kandy districts,...

 Lanka-e-News shut down by Sri Lanka should be reversed – Free Media Movement

Media Statement/ 09 November 2017. Free Media Movement observes that an informal censorship is prevalent within the country, by obstructing the technical access to Lanka E...

Exposé: DG Ranga Kalansuriya’s lies and half truths on media regulation in Sri Lanka

Under pressure from the media to explain his attempts to establish government sponsored media regulation in Sri Lanka, Director General of Government Information Dr....

IFJ and FMM condemn Sirisena’s statement on ensuring impunity for Sri Lankan military

Journalists and activists take part in a vigil against impunity led by the Free Media Movement (FMM) in Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka, on...

Sri Lankan Navy Commander assaults journalist – IFJ

Photo: Sri Lankan journalist Roshan Gunasekera is assaulted by Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravi Wijayagunaratne. Credit: Gagana Radio. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins...

Sri Lanka: FMM questions Media sec’s showcase letter to Derana TV

Issuing a statement "the transparency of the media secretary’s action regarding “Derana” is problematic, says the Free Media Movement in Sri Lanka. it says...

Journalists Call for Political Commitment for Media Reform and Freedom of Expression

A collective of journalists and media activists yesterday called to the attention of all political parties contesting the upcoming parliamentary elections a series of...

FMM Elects New Office-Bearers

The Free Media Movement (FMM) elected its new office-bearers at its 24th Annual General Meeting held on May 26, at the Sri Lanka Press...

FMM and SLWJA Call for Better Working Conditions for Sri Lanka’s Journalists

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliates the Free Media Movement (FMM) and the Sri Lankan Working Journalists Association (SLWJA) have called...

Sri Lanka: Identifying Requirements for Structural Changes in Our Media System

by Wijayananda Jayaweera (World Press Freedom Day lecture, organised  by the Free Media Movement and the Sri Lanka Press Institute ) Media disseminate stories, ideas...

Violence Against Dissents Should be Punished – FMM

Issuing a statement on the eve of the World Press freedom Day the FMM emphasises that  the government shuld take speedy action against those...

Sri Lanka Needs a Series of Critical Reform Measures for Media Freedom –

PRESS RELEASE: INTERNATIONAL MEDIA MISSION TO SRI LANKA / 3 March 2015 A clear perception of increased media freedom in Sri Lanka since the Jan....

Surveillance of Journalists and Media Organizations in the North Must Cease

Continued surveillance of journalists and media organizations in the north of Sri Lanka must cease, says the international media mission to Sri Lanka. Surveillance, monitoring...

Sri Lanka: Changing Heads Of Media Not Enough – FMM

Free Media Movement (FMM) said that a substantial change in state media institutions will not take place merely by changing the Head of Media The...

IFJ Congratulates New Sri Lankan President, Urges Media Freedom

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) heartily congratulates newly elected Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. The IFJ calls on President Sirisena to ensure he...

Lasantha, Sivaram, Nimalarajan: End Impunity for Journalists Killers -FMM

On 23rd November 2014 Free Media Movement of Sri Lanka joined the international  campaign to end impunity for journalists killed all over the world....

As CHOGM Opens, IFJ Seeks Accountability for Free Speech Violations – IFJ

Media Release: Sri Lanka  /   15 November 2013                                                                           The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on the heads of...

Sri Lanka CHOGM 2013: Ensure the safety of foreign journalists and withdraw the restrictions

The Free Media Movement (FMM) expresses its concern that on 11th November a protest was organised at the at the entrance of...

Sri Lanka media activists fear crackdown after arrests

Mr Sunil Jayasekera, spokesman for the Sri Lankan Free Media Movement (FMM), talks to journalists in Colombo on Monday, Nov 4, 2013. A media...

Sri Lanka detains, then releases two visiting journalists

Jacquiline Park  Bob Dietz/CPJ Asia Program CoordinatorWith two weeks to go until the start of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka, the government's...

IFJ Condemns the Detention of Asia-Pacific Directors

The International Federation of Journalists condemns the detention of Asia-Pacific Director Jacqui Park and Asia-Pacific Deputy Director Jane Worthington in Sri Lanka. The two...

Aussie reporter’s data ‘erased’ in Colombo

J.Park at her laptop ( Kathmandu Juky 2013)Sri Lankan authorities wiped all the data from the computer of an Australian media rights activist as...

Sri Lanka: RSF calls on UNHRC to ensure the safety of FMM and IFJ personal

To the attention of : Ajith SunghayHuman Rights Officer , Asia-PacificOffice of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human RightsDear Mr Sunghay,A raid on...
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