Training Maldivian editors on ‘Strengthening the Editorial'

The course content included strategic newspaper management, media ethics, relationships psychology and personal development strategies for the participants...<more>

CICRA develops a true university course in journalism

The CICRA in association with the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) is developing course material and teaching methodologies for a university Certificate Program in Journalism to be launched shortly.

The project which commenced in February 2006 is expected to be completed shortly and the proposed one year program is expected to be launched by mid 2007...<more>

Training editors on child rights, ethics and new technologies

The workshop titled ‘New Trends in Journalism - 2’ held in Kandy was the phase 2 of the training program for editors organised by the BBC World Service Trust. The latest workshop was organised in association with the UNICEF...<more>

Strengthening Civil Society Voices

The Roundtable dealt with the public profile of civil society organizations in Sri Lanka, strategies for strengthening the voice of civil society organizations in Sri Lanka, strategic communications planning and a strategic communications plan for Sri Lankan civil society organisations...<more>

CICRA promotes media self-regulation in university curricula

The CICRA has pioneered introducing a lesson on the self-regulatory mechanism with major reference to newspaper industry appointed Press Complaints Commission of Sri Lanka (PCCSL) in the university curricula in the country.

The lesson titled ‘Press Complaints Commission of Sri Lanka’ has been accepted by the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) as part of the reading material for the compulsory module on ‘Socio-Legal Perspective in Communication’ in the BA in Social Sciences Program from 2006...<more>

Monitoring Community Policing : During one of their assignments, CICRA researchers observed a relationship building exercise between police and community representatives at Balapitiya in Southern Sri Lanka, an area perceived by Sri Lankans as historically violent. But our researchers found that the crime rate in Balapitiya is much lower compared to other areas as at December 2006.
Capacity building amongst regional journalists: A group of provincial correspondents from the Southern Province listening to a lecture on ‘Media Freedom in the Current Context of Emergency Laws’ by a CICRA resource person at the Matara Media House. The lecture was delivered on the invitation of the Internews Network, USA which manages the Matara Media House.
Training on Business Journalism : Provincial journalists in Kegalle participating in a practical session conducted by CICRA resource personnel during a business journalism training programme organised by the Business for Peace Alliance (BPA) – a network of national and regional chambers of commerce in Sri Lanka.