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‘Sri Lankan media should self-regulate,’ – Election Observers

Asian Election observers faulted both private and State Media organisations for favouring their chosen candidates during the elections and suggested they should self-regulate themselves.

Victor Ivan breathes fire on corrupt, unethical media

Chastising the mainstream media for its allegedly unethical conduct, veteran journalist Victor Ivan yesterday (17 July) warned that the country’s journalistic fraternity is in danger of facing public retaliation.

Mangala to take Derana, Hiru and Palitha Thero to court over false allegations

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today announced that he would be taking legal action against the news desks of two privately owned television channels, Derana and Hiru TV, and against Buddhist priest Thiniyawala Palitha Thero.

New fake news/hate speech laws: Are they really necessary?

Civil society actors and legal experts are calling into question the Government's freshly proposed moves to curb hate speech and fake news.

Reuters journalist arrested for trespassing in Negombo

Katana police has arrested a Reuters journalist who attempted to enter the premises of a school in Negombo without permission yesterday (02), police said.