Public Meeting On Human Rights and Media Freedom in Sri Lanka

People for Human Rights and Equality (PHRE) and Darebin Ethnic Communities Council (DECC)
invite you to a Public Meeting On Human Rights and Media Freedom in Sri Lanka

And in remembrance of Lasantha Wickrematunge
Editor, Sunday Leader & Winner, UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize 2009,
brutally assassinated in January 2009

Saturday 06 June 2009 at 3.30 pm for 4.00 pm start

Bdg K, Theatre K3.09, Monash University, Caulfield Campus (Melway Ref: 68 F1) Melbourne

Guest Speakers:
Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu
Platform for Freedom, Executive Director, Centre for Policy Alternatives
Mr. J C Weliamuna
Platform for Freedom, Transparency International Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka today, while civilians continue to be killed in the war zone, there is unchecked assault on human rights and
democratic freedoms throughout the island.
A major casualty of the conflict is media freedom. The Sri Lankan media are either co-opted into the propaganda machinery of the
regime or suppressed with extreme violence. The current government has now more than matched the LTTE’s own dedication to
eliminating dissent and dissenters.
The human rights situation in Sri Lanka needs the urgent attention of the global community.
Left unchecked, the situation is set to deteriorate.

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