IFEX Strategy Conference and General Meeting 2017

The Convener of the FMM, Mr. C. Dodawatta participated in the #IFEX Strategy Conference and General Meeting held from 12-15 June 2017 in Montreal, Canada. This year the IFEX network marked 25 years in the defense of freedom of expression and information. The IFEX network now includes 119 non-governmental organisations committed to the defense of freedom of expression and information, based in 70 countries.

FMM is proud to be a part of the global advocacy network for freedom of expression.

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Media Statement – 09 June 2017  Violent act against media is condemned.

 

 

Statement 09 June2017 English

මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය (2017 ජුනි 09) මාධ්‍යයට එරෙහි ප්‍රචණ්ඩ හැසිරීම හෙළා දකිමු

Statement 09 June2017

FMM Celebrates the WPFD 2017 with a Panel Discussion

The World Press Freedom Day 2017 was commemorated by the Free Media Movement, together with the Sri Lanka Press Institute on 03rd May 2017 at the SLPI Auditorium. The theme of this year was “Media Freedom, Social Responsibility and Regulation” which was mainly based on the proposed media regulation draft law of the government. The panel consisted of Mr. M.J.R. David, Lecturer (University of J’pura), Mr. Jagath Liyana Arachchi (Director-Information Grid, National Media Center), Ms. Hana Ibrahim (Editor, Weekend Express), Mr. Shehan Baranage (Director/News, Derana TV) and moderated by Mr. C. Dodawatta, Secretary, FMM.

Statements by the President discourage investigations of crimes against journalists – Free Media Movement

FMM statement 15 – President’s speech English

Violation of editorial independence behind the arbitrary removal of “Irudina” Editor

FMM statement 14 – Irudia editor – Englis

මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය: තරාතිරම නොබලා අපරාධකරුවන් නීතිය ඉදිරියට ගෙනවිත් දඬුවම් කල යුතු යි.

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