A social media-fuelled mass protest motion has pressured President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to flee Sri Lanka. Plus, native journalists in India and the challenges they face.
Social media customers and their smartphones have pushed and documented protests that ended the presidency of Sri Lanka’s Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Even mainstream media retailers have been pressured to evaluate the kind of protection they do.
Nalaka Gunawardene – Media analyst
Vindhya Buthpitiya – Anthropologist, College of St Andrews
Bhavani Fonseka – Human rights lawyer
Sanjana Hattotuwa – Analysis fellow, The Disinfo Challenge
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Being an area journalist in India is fraught with challenges. We communicate to 2 journalists – one from Indian-administered Kashmir and the opposite from Chhattisgarh – in regards to the pressures they face.
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Anuradha Bhasin – Govt editor, Kashmir Occasions