Reprisals against HRDs in Sri Lanka: Civil Society Organisations accused by state broadcaster for their appeal to UNHRC

Mar 9th, 2014 | By

  Sri Lanka Briefing Note, Special Topic 8/2 – 10 March 2014 In its 8 PM prime time news bulletin on 06 March 2014 the state controlled Sri Lanka Rupavahini (TV) Corporation accused 24 Civil Society organisations in the country for issuing the JOINT CIVIL SOCIETY MEMORANDUM TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY    As

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The Uncorrupted Truth: Channel 4 Refutes Government’s Propaganda

Mar 2nd, 2014 | By

The Sri Lankan government’s propaganda took another blow just days before the opening of the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Commission when Channel 4 categorically refuted the allegations made against it in government sponsored publication called Corrupted Journalism: Channel 4 and Sri Lanka . In an unprecedented step the UK based Channel 4

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Channel 4 publishes ‘The Uncorrupted Truth’ on war crimes in Sri Lanka

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

Channel 4 has today taken the unprecedented step of publishing a detailed refutation of “an international propaganda offensive” launched by supporters of the Sri Lankan government against its reporting of events at the end of Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war. Channel 4’s News and Current Affairs journalists have led the way in exposing the country’s

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This Week News Roundup 24.02.2014

Feb 24th, 2014 | By

“No Fire Zone” Released Online in India After Censorship AFP reported the controversial film “No Fire Zone” on Sri Lanka would be streamed s free online in India Sunday, after censors banned its theatrical release over fears it may strain friendly ties with Colombo. Callum Macrae, the British director said the film would also be

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End female genital mutilation: join the Guardian’s campaign – video

Feb 13th, 2014 | By

Survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM) from all over the world, including the UK, call for an immediate end to the practice. FGM – aimed at controlling women’s sexuality – dates back as far as ancient Egypt and has led to 130 million mutilated women and girls in the world today. These survivors offer a

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Video: We The People: The Power of ‘She’

Jan 29th, 2014 | By

Can Indian Feminism ape the Western model of the 70s. Does the word ‘feminism’ still have resonance in the 21st century. On We The People, we debate if women in the 21st century are finally free?

India-US relations sink to new low over diplomat arrest and strip search

Jan 10th, 2014 | By

By S. Skanda January 09, 2014, Washington has put on hold an official visit to New Delhi, as India orders the closure of the US Embassy club. The world’s two most populous democracies with bilateral trade of $100 billion a year are witnessing an escalation of their worst row in years. Amid rising diplomatic tensions,

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ASIA: AHRC TV – Weekly Roundup, Episode 8

Dec 4th, 2013 | By

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is happy to announce the launch of its weekly video news bulletin, the Human Rights  Asia TV – Weekly Roundup. Today, 3 November 2013, we release the 8th Episode where we continue with our special feature from last week on how police use torture as a means for extortion with

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BBC Global News UK Preview Screening – Sri Lanka’s Unfinished War + Q&A

Dec 3rd, 2013 | By

Former BBC Sri Lanka correspondent, Frances Harrison, investigates on-going allegations of rape and torture by the Sri Lankan security forces for BBC Our World. The documentary gives evidence of the Sri Lankan government security forces’ involvement in the torture and rape of Tamil civilians as recently as this year — four years after the end

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Video: BBS attempt to sabotage Alternative Human Rights Festival is thwarted

Nov 15th, 2013 | By

On 14th November, 2013, Galagodaaththe Gnanasara, a Buddhist monk who lead the extremist Bodu Bal Sena (The Buddha’s Army) and a group of supporters tried to forcibly enter into the venue of Alternative Human Rights Festival organized by the ‘Force for Unity’ and sabotage it. The festival and the exhibition titled ‘voice of the dissent’

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