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.
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.