FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

200 days since Prageeth Eknaligoda Disappeared,

Silent protest and seminar to force the government to find Prageeth ! Tuesday 10th August 2010

A silent protest (sathyagraha) and seminar aimed at forcing the authorities to find disappeared Cartoonist and Columnist Prageeth Eknaligoda will be held on August 10, 2010. The protest will be held at 3.00 p.m. in the Viharamahadevi Park (In front of Town Hall) followed by Seminar which will be held at 4.00 p.m. in the Public Library’s Auditorium.

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August 8, 2010

Standardising broadcast media, purpose of bill says Media Minister

Sri Lanka’s Mass Media and Information Ministry intends to bring in legislation for broadcast media, government officials said last week. The ministry has initiated drafting a bill seeking to create a development authority for the sector.

August 8, 2010