• The Silent Crime in Sri Lanka

    Khmer Times: News as it Happens
    Tuesday, July 5, 2016

    (This article in the Khmer Times is a re-print of a Medium article by Internews about harassment of women journalists in Sri Lanka.)

    The year 2012 was still a dangerous time to be a journalist in Sri Lanka. The 27-year civil war ended in May 2009, but the president who oversaw the final stages of the war, Mahinda Rajapaksa, continued to rule over this island nation of 21 million with an iron hand.

  • The Silent Crime

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    In Sri Lanka, the government has promised widespread media reforms. In this hopeful moment, however, sexual harassment and intimidation both online and offline remains one of the most powerful barriers to women's participation in media. Renowned Sri Lankan journalist Dilrukshi Handunnetti is trying to change that:

    “If you are an equal opportunity employer, you should ensure that you are not only hiring, you are making the conditions so that women can stay on, work and progress.”

  • Telling the Story of the Environment in Asia

    Friday, May 27, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    From water shortages in Nepal and China to floods in South Asia, climate change and other environmental issues are having a dramatic effect on Asia’s most vulnerable populations.

  • Dreaming Big in Sri Lanka’s Emerging Tech Community

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    In Sri Lanka’s emerging tech community, there are many entrepreneurs who have a genuine wish to do well and do good and contribute to opening up sources of information beyond the traditional media outlets. Vimukthi Liyanage had the drive and skills to develop a news app but teaming up with Code4Good provided the key ingredients he needed to polish and launch his product.

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  • Young Journalists Support Sri Lanka’s Healing

    Daily FT - Be Empowered
    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    (This article first appeared on Medium and was picked up by The FT, Sri Lanka's largest newspaper group.)

    Sri Lankan journalist Tharindu Jayawardhana completed his formal education in the same year that the 26-year-long civil war in his country ended. Five years later, Tharindu reports for the most widely-circulated Sinhala paper in Sri Lanka, Lankadeepa.