FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

Six years after Sivaram’s death; Rule of Law and Media Freedom in Sri Lanka

edited version of lecture delivered at a memorial fuction held at Bern, Switzerland on 24th Aprl 2011

For the media, self censorship has become the unwritten rule. No informed discussion takes place giving different opinions and points of view to the citizenry. The huge state media sector is politically controlled by the ruling party, making them the most partisan media in the country. Thus, citizens are left without the information that would enable them to make informed judgments on matters that affect their lives and the lives of their fellow citizens. That is where the democracy deficit begins.

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