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Facebook loses court case for refusing to remove defamatory post by SA woman

By Sameer Naik. Johannesburg - Going toe-to-toe with one of the largest and most successful corporations in the world can be a daunting task. But...

Sri Lanka: Media behavior towards abducted Swiss embassy official comes under criticism.

The mainstream media coverage of the the Swiss Embassy employee who was allegedly kidnapped and later released has come under criticism for unethical behavior....

Presidential election and Media Monitoring by NEC- Some important issues – Kusal Perera

Image: NEC chairperson needs to walk the talk. The National Elections Commission (NEC) Chairman has been pressing for fair and independent reporting of election-related issues...

Journalists demand apology from newspaper over manipulated photograph of Lasantha’s daughter

Several journalists have demanded an apology from a private newspaper over a manipulated photograph featuring the daughter of slain journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga. In a media...

Sri Lankan authorities found the Muslim surgeon had not performed any sterilisations

A month after hundreds of people were killed in Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, a major local newspaper published a report claiming...

What’s your point? ; Be aware of the effects of the message – Shivani De Zylva

We live in an age when everything is instant. Instant coffee, instant noodles, instant information and most importantly, Instagram. Entertaining content and sensationalized news...

Media incitement is betrayal!

The nation’s shopkeepers and manufacturers overall, as well as the tourism industry and other especially affected sectors, are all holding their breath in suspense,...

Sri Lanka: Opposition wants body to regulate media

(26 May, 2019/ Sunday Observer.) Opposition lawmakers are set to propose the setting up of an independent regulatory body and supplementary laws to regulate media...

Sri Lankan sociologist criticises exploitation of Easter massacres for “tales of tears”

by Melani Manel Perera. Television operators invade the homes and privacy of survivors, they "must be educated in communications ethics". A comment posted on Facebook...

FMM comes out of slumber on behalf of unethical reporting in Sri Lanka

In a strange twist, the Free Media Movement of Sri Lanka, which has been in slumber while mainstream media of the country were propagating...

Do not telecast the security forces conducting search operations in houses and public places – Govt

A request has been made not to telecast the occasions when the security forces conduct search operations in houses and public places through the...

“NewsFirst” is one of the worst offenders of media freedom in Sri Lanka – Sumanthiran

The media is busy reporting on what various individuals say about the draft Constitution, but don't look at what draft itself says. The media...

Unethical behavior of Hiru TV and some journalists highlighted

Image: Duminda Silva, who was convicted for the murder of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra was a close associate of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. the State prosecutors also flagged...

A letter to British High Commissioner on Sirisena’s request to arrest Lanka-e-News editor

(11 June 2018) His Excellency of the ambassador, British High Commissioner Mr.James Dauris, 389 Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Dissuades those who threaten freedom of expression and emboldens those...

Sri Lanka: Independent Commission to Uplift Journalism

( Dr Ranga kalansooriya) Setting up an independent commission for media sector it is expected to set minimum salary standards and code of ethics, which...

Code of Conduct for Media at Future Polls

( Election commissioner warning state media on bias reporting: Cartoon by Lankaenews) Parliament is set to approve on Wednesday, strict guidelines to be followed and...

JVP Exposes ‘Divaina’ Lie Factory; 3 journalists in “Rajapksa Pay Role”

The lead news and the feature published in today’s (8th) ‘Irida Divaina’ are a part of blatant vituperation and mudslinging campaign based on fabrications...

Why Everyone Thinks They Know Journalism Better Than Journalists?

Every Tom, Dick and Harry in this country wants to teach journalists a thing or two about how they ought to do their work....

The Stroy of Suicide Jacket Found in Jaffna Wrapped in Sinhala Newspapers of 2006

(Opinion by SLB) A suicide jacket, a stock of explosives and ammunition found in Jaffna today has given birth of scare-mongering stories in media fulled...

Section of the Sri Lankan Media to Support Web Registration by the Govt.

Section of the on line media in Sri Lanka has come out supporting the order by the Government of Sri Lanka to register news...

“Revealing Attire” by Females Tempts Males to Sex Promoting the Spread of STDs – Sri Lanka State Media

Sri Lanka state controlled Daily News, the flagship newspaper of the state owned  Lake House  has published a news story on HIV prevalence in...

Sinhala and Tamil Media Lacks Professional Capacity to Use New Found Freedom

Dr. Ranga Kalansooriya - Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s last week comments on the conduct of several Sinhala print media have generated a wider public debate...
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Sri Lanka: Fundermatal Rights case filed on behalf of poet Ahnaf Jazeem

Lawyers for poet Ahnaf Jazeem today (16.April 2021) filed the fundamental rights case in the registry of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka against...
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Sri Lanka: President Rajapaksa threatens me with filthy language, says ruling party MP Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa

Government MP Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa says that he will complain to Sri Lanka’s IGP against threats made to him by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (16),...

New Year Day atrocities: SriLanka navy attacked Mannar fishers in the sea

Fishers of the Mannar district were brutally attacked and humiliated by Sri-Lankan navy personnel in the mid-sea for three hours. This cruel incident occurred...

Sri Lanka Bar Association to challenge the China-backed Colombo Port City bill

Issuing a statement the Bar Association of Sri Lanka said that it is challenging the law to set up a commission to run Colombo...