For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
Mass Media and Communication Minister Keheliya Rambukwella yesterday said going by current developments in the field of mass media the time has come to devise a yardstick to identify a true media practitioner.
he Media and information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella addressing the media today (19) to brief them on the weekly cabinet decisions at the State information dept. Auditorium, when answering a question posed by the media, asked what ethics do the media which props the LTTE know?
The Sri Lankan government seems to be worried sick about the state of journalism here. What else could have prompted its sudden longing to introduce a new set of media ethics guidelines to promote professionalism and skills among journalists?
Sri Lanka government will set up a Media Development Authority in order to help media to enhance its professionalism and efficiency further.
On 5 May 2010, Reporters Without Borders welcomed President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s decision to accept Mervyn Silva’s resignation as deputy media minister after just 13 days in the position. Called an “arsonist” by the press freedom organisation after his appointment, Silva has been named deputy highways minister instead.
New Mass Media and Communication Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, in one of his first interviews after assuming duties in his new office, on Friday says he wants to be open and free with all sections of the media
The new media minister, Keheliya Rambukwella, has urged media to disagree with any point of view but not insult opposing points of view.