History

NSMR was established in March, 2015 as a virtual group in collaboration with Ministry of Mass Media, Department of Mass Media, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka Press Institute and Strategic Alliance for Research and Development for assessing the media industry and professionalism in Sri Lanka. Consequent to that study report, the need rose for an independent body for preparing the environment facilitating and providing advocacy for the implementation of recommendations there in. Accordingly, NSMR registered and established as a non-profit organization.


Milestone 2015-2016


Journalists call for political commitment for media reform and freedom of expression



Journalists call for political commitment for media reform and freedom of expression



A collective of journalists and media activists yesterday called to the attention of all political parties contesting the upcoming parliamentary elections a series of recommendations for media reform and freedom of expression in Sri Lanka that included the adoption of the much-hyped Right to Information Bill and the repealing of the controversial Press Council Act.


Issuing a joint statement, representatives from several journalistic bodies such as the National Secretariat for Media Reforms (NSMR), the Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA), the Free Media Movement (FMM), the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) and the Department of Mass Media of the Sri Palee Campus of the University of Colombo, said that while there had been some progress made since the presidential election in January this year, in terms of media freedom, more had to be done in order to ensure an environment more conducive for a free and fair media. Such policy, legal and structural reforms, the panel pointed out, would require the combined will of all political parties in the fray.


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Launch of MDI Book (Tamil version) , on 24.01,2017 at Tilko Hotel Jaffna.

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Launch of MDI Book (Tamil version) , on 24.01,2017 at Tilko Hotel Jaffna

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