For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
A fundamental rights violation petition was filed against the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) and the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) for the alleged abuses of State resources and partisan use of State media resulting in the violation of the peopleís sovereignty in the recently held Presidential election.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is encouraged to learn that Sri Lankaís Supreme Court has ordered an inquiry into the alleged political victimisation and interdiction of eight media workers in the state-run broadcaster, the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC).
The Supreme Court yesterday ordered an inquiry into the alleged political victimization and interdiction of eight media personnel of state run Rupavahini by its chairman and others.
It is reported that Sri Lanka Rupawahini corporation chairman Mr. Athugala who manipulated Rupawahini selectively aiming one candidate disregarding Supreme Court orders is now taking revenge from employees who supported the opposition.
The State and Independent Media Organisations Alliance yesterday said that the Government is utilizing the state media to promote the election campaign of one particular Presidential candidate thereby tarnishing the image of state media and lowering its standards.
The media organisations expressed their views at a press conference held at the Press Institute yesterday.
A banner condemning the illegal use of National T.V for election purposes is seen here in front of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (S.L.R.C). The banner was put up by … Continue reading
The polls chief has ordered state-run television to halt five political programmes allegedly imed at slinging mud at political opponents of the ruling party.
Elections commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake has issued the order under the powers vested in him by the constitution.
The Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation Trade Union Alliance which consists of several associations including a branch of the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya, the SLRC Workers Union and the Programme Producers Union, warned yesterday that they would be compelled to take trade union action if the SLRC authorities failed to stop the ongoing process of telecasting the advertisements of one presidential candidate free of charge.
Telecast of ads during polls By Yohan Perera and Gihan De Chikera Media Minister Anura Priyadharashana Yapa informed Parliament yesterday that political parties including the UPFA owes Sri Lanka Rupavahini … Continue reading