Public petition for Right to Information legislation

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 00:01 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Action Committee for Media Freedom in Sri Lanka yesterday commenced a public petition signing campaign calling for the enactment of Right to Information and Publication legislation. The campaign commenced opposite the Fort Railway Station with the participation of a large number of people. The event was organised under the theme ‘Media Freedom for a Better Future’ to mark World Press Freedom Day 2014 that fell on Saturday 3 May. The Action Committee for Media Freedom that consists of the Sri Lanka Working Journalists’ Association, Federation of Media Employees’ Trade Union, Sri Lanka Tamil Media Alliance, Sri Lanka Muslim Media Forum, Sri Lanka Journalists’ Trade Union, Professional Web Journalists’ Association, Young Journalists’ Association, Young Christian Journalists’ Association, United Media Forum and Journalists for Freedom was formed with the aim of working to establish media freedom in the country.