Embattled Media: Evolution, Governance and Reform in Sri Lanka
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Embattled Media is the first book to look comprehensively at the evolution of news media in post-colonial Sri Lanka, with a focus on media policy, law and education. It offers valuable insights into the importance of independent media for democratic governance in the wider South Asian region. The book reviews the role of new media platforms in widening the scope for public debate. Further, it provides a detailed analysis of the existing media laws and policies and of campaigns to reform them. It also focuses on the role of institutions in media education by providing a comprehensive analysis of existing media curricula and underlining the importance of improved media literacy and introduction of Right to Information Act for a healthy democracy.The contributors to this volume, including leading journalists, broadcasters, practitioners in public law, media academics and analysts, write from extensive experience. Table of Contents: Preface Democracy, Governance and Media Reform: Sri Lanka and the Wider Region I: The Print Media in Sri Lanka The Erosion of Media Freedoms: Some Historical Reflections Sinha Ratnatunga Minority Media at the Crossroads Ameen Izzadeen Journalism on the Front Line Amal Jayasinghe Women Journalists: Fighting the Good Fight Namini Wijedasa II: Electronic and New Media The Political Economy of the Electronic Media Tilak Jayaratne and Sarath Kellapotha New Media, Old Mindsets Nalaka Gunawardene III: Legal and Institutional Reforms One Step Forward, Many Steps Back: Media Law Reform Examined Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena and Gehan Gunatilleke Why a Right to Information Act Is an Urgent Necessity Jayantha de Almeida Guneratne IV: Media Education and Reform Media Education: A Curricular Review Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena and Gehan Gunatilleke Media Education and the Tamil Community: A View from the North and the EastS. Raguram Putting the Citizen First: New Approaches to Media Literacy Tilak Jayaratne and Sarath Kellapotha V: Future Prospects Challenges Ahead and a Call for Action Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena and Gehan Gunatilleke Conclusion: Media Reform in a National and Global Context Glossary Bibliography Index
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20 Jan 2015
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