What we do
STRATEGIC PLAN 2021
- Black January event (to commemorate Journalists who murdered and missing on political issues, to urge the Government to bring justice to the Journalists who murdered, missing, tortured etc., and their families, on political issues)
- Renewal of membership, recruiting new members
- Publicizing RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES CHARTER for Journalists through online and social media
- Visit Media outlets and distribute RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES CHARTER for Journalists hand book among journalists, personally.
- Provide legal advice and legal assistance to journalists who have lost their jobs
- Providing financial assistance to journalists to protect them from threats in their careers
- Further study on the autonomous regulatory system required for media in Sri Lanka and prepare a proposal in consultation with the relevant parties
- Training sessions for print media journalists to convert into digital journalism
- Training of digital media professionals on ethical reporting
- Residential participatory workshop for 2 days held on 6th – 8th September 2019 at ‘Thevni Hotel’, Bope, Padukka on RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES for JOURNALISTS. Members from SLWJA, FMM, YJA, FMETU, SLMMF, and TMA participated in the workshop.
- In July 2020, RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES CHARTER for journalists launched, as a result of the participatory workshop. This project was funded by IREX.
- Zoom Workshop (Certificate Course) for 50 print and digital journalists for two days to be held during October/November 2021, in collaboration with IFJ Asia-Pacific.
- Established safety fund to help in obtaining legal advice for working journalists who have been arrested or imprisoned for being detained by the Police for engage in journalism, providing legal fees to represent them, protecting the rights of working journalists etc., in collaboration with the USAID and IREX.
- Screening the movie NIGHTCRAWLER and having an open conversation with journalists on the movie. The theme of the conversation was the ‘Freelance provincial journalists and the TV editors towards them’. Movie NIGHTCRAWLER was based on the unethical reporting of a Television freelancer from Los Angeles.
- Screening the movie SPOTLIGHT and having an open conversation on the movie. It was opened to journalists and those interested in the subject of journalism. The SPOTLIGHT film is based on a world-renowned report by a team of investigative journalists from the Boston Globe newspaper.
- Name the month of January of every year as BLACK JANUARY and carrying on activities together with Media Organizations Collective, demanding justice for journalists who have been murdered, disappeared and tortured as well as protests against the terror on media.