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

New fake news/hate speech laws: Are they really necessary?
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Taken from - republicnext Image courtesy - republicnext Earlier this week, the Government announced fresh moves to curtail the spread of fake news. The Cabinet of Ministers on Wednesday (5) approved a revision to the country’s Penal Code and Criminal...
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Explaining Sri Lanka’s new Emergency Regulations on ‘publication’
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Taken From - DailyFT Sri Lanka’s President issued a new set of Emergency Regulations on 22 April. This note explains the contents of Emergency Regulation 15, which concerns the ‘control of publications’, and certain other regulations relevant to publication. There...
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‘ප‍්‍රකාශනයට’ බලපැවැත්වෙන ශී‍්‍ර ලංකාවේ නව හිදිසි නීති රෙගුලාසි මොනවා ද?
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යොමුව - Vikalpa 2019 අප්‍රේල් 22 වන දින සිට ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ජනාධිපතිවරයා විසින් නව හදිසි නීති රෙගුලාසි මාලාවක් නිකුත් කර ඇත. මෙම ලිපිය හරහා ‘ප්‍රකාශනයන් පාලනයට’ ( control of publications ) බලපැවැත්වෙන අංක 15 දරන හදිසි නීති රෙගුලාසියේ අන්තර්ගතයන් සහ...
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FactCheck monitors Sri Lankan print media (Sinhala, Tamil, and English) to identify and fact check statements attributed to high-level decision makers.....
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Verité Launches ‘The Divide’
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Export promotion has been a key policy objective of successive governments of Sri Lanka. The Government aims to .....
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Reporting on identity in the Sri Lankan media: Ethics and errors
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Taken from Groundviews ‘It was a Muslim youth who got them involved in the [drug] trade.’ ‘A Tamil man who tried to enter Singapore with forged documents has been arrested.’ It is not uncommon to read headlines of this nature...
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High risk of political control in Sri Lankan media, study finds
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Taken from EconomyNext ECONOMYNEXT –Print media owners in Sri Lanka have the most political affiliations, the Media Ownership Monitor, a database of mass media owners, has revealed. Nine out of 12, or 75 percent of print media owners, have direct...
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Sri Lankan media ownership laid bare with new transparency tool
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Taken from LBO October 26, 2018 (LBO) – Reporters without Borders and Sri Lanka’s Verite Research have launched a web portal that aims to inform the public about media ownership, and possible inherent biases that may be present in media...
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මොළ හෝදන ලංකාවේ මාධ්‍ය හිමිකමේ තිත්ත ඇත්ත මෙන්න
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Taken from Lanka A News මෙරට මුද්‍රිත මාධ්‍ය ආයතනවලින් සියයට 79 කට යම් දේශපාලනඥයකුගේ හිමිකමක් හෝ වක්‍රාකාර බලපෑමක් පවතින බව අනාවරණවී තිබෙනවා. ඒ sri-lanka.mom-rsf.orgවෙබ් අඩවිය හා දේශ සීමා විරහිත මාධ්‍යවේදීන් සිදුකළ අනාවරණයකට අනුවයි. එමෙන්ම මෙරට ජනමාධ්‍ය පරිහරණය කරන පිරිසෙන් සියයට 75...
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MEDIA OWNERSHIP IN SRI LANKA: AUDIENCE CONCENTRATION IS VESTED IN THE HANDS OF A FEW OWNERS
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Taken from Sri Lanka Brief 23 individuals own 44 of the most popular media outlets in the country. The owners of 2 outlets in the online medium remains unknown. The top 4 owners in the mediums of print, television and...
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