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When the world’s media has moved onSanjana Hattotuwa, Groundviews,
Post-war media “freedom”
Sri Lanka #162 out of 179RSF, Press Freedom Index 2013
Over-reportedGovernment led infrastructure development& cricket scores
Under-reported / Un-reportedSystemic violence & human rights abuses post-war
Custodial murderGanesan Nimalaruban’s mother
Police shootingsCovering up State brutality
The end of warZero civilian casualties vs. ground realities
Mass gravesFrom 2009 to end of 2011
Bearing witnessImpeachment of Chief Justice
Rally against impeachment of CJGoons mingle freely amongst Police
Recording human rights#unlk at 22nd HRC sessions
IslamophobiaDocumenting its rise in post-war Sri Lanka
State complicityIn religious extremism
Failure of MSMSupine, seeking favour, unprofessional
Tamil student arrestsOut of sight, out of mind
Militarisation of societyNew media bear witness
Recording for posterityWordpress, Blogger,Facebook, Twitter,Google+, YouTube,Vimeo, Bundlr, Storify,Vimeo, SoundCloud,Flic...
Their stories matterTech secondary
Thank youAll photos via Vikalpa Flickr,
When the world’s media has moved on
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When the world’s media has moved on


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Presentation made at 20th World Editors Forum in 2013, in Bangkok, Thailand.

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