THE HEAT IS ON – CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE MEDIA Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2010 On UNESCO’s behalf I was instrumental in organising the first ever International Conference on Broadcast Media and Climate Change in 2009 September at UNESCO Head Quarters in Paris. Nearly 250 broadcasting organisations participated in this event and subsequently weContinue reading “THE HEAT IS ON – CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE MEDIA”

Vision for Community Radio Development in India

W. Jayaweera, Director Communication Development, UNESCO Keynote speech made at the National consultation convened by the Government of India – 2008 Thank you for inviting me to deliver the keynote speech on UNESCO’s behalf at this important national consultation on community radio to India. “The community radio is a form of local radio which definesContinue reading “Vision for Community Radio Development in India”

India – The Community Media Policy Review Interventions.

I associated with the development of Indian community radio policy since I was based in UNESCO’s New Delhi Office. In the 2004 I made the keynote speech in the stakeholder meeting convened by the Indian government to develop a community radio policy. Since then I was invited to two policy review meetings, one in 2008Continue reading “India – The Community Media Policy Review Interventions.”

Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Asia Pacific Screen Award was established in 2007 with UNESCO’s support. The first anniversary of the award was held during the Cannes International Film Festival on the 16th May 2008. Speaking on UNESCO’s behalf I underlined the importance of the Asia Pacific Screen Award as a shared commitment by UNESCO, to foster a greater understandingContinue reading “Asia Pacific Screen Awards”

Developing Sri Lankan Media; The State’s Obligations

This article was published by the Colombo Telegraph website on the 29th January 2015 immediately following the 2015 presidential elections. By Wijayananda Jayaweera – The State’s obligations in the development of free, pluralistic and independent media The obligation of the State is to provide an enabling environment for its people to enjoy their fundamental right to receiveContinue reading “Developing Sri Lankan Media; The State’s Obligations”

ප්‍රගාමී තොරතුරු අනාවරණය පිළිබඳ කැබිනට් පත්‍රිකා කෙටුම් පත

2019 මුල් කාර්තුවේදී පහත දැක්වෙන කැබිනට් පත්‍රිකා කෙටුම්පත මවිසින් පිළියෙළ කරන ලද්දේ මහජන ආයතන සතු තොරතුරු ප්‍රගාමී ලෙස අනාවරණය කිරීම දිරිගැන්වීම අරමුණුගත් ලෝක බැංකු ව්‍යාපෘතියක් වෙනුවෙනි. පසුව මෙම ලේඛනය ඒ සඳහා පැවැති UNDP ව්‍යාපෘතියක් සඳහා ද යොදා ගැනිණි. ජනමාධ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය විසින් එය ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට නියමිතව තිබූ නමුත් ජනමාධ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය සිරිසෙේන ජනාධිපතිවරයා විසින් පවරා ගැනීමෙන් පසුContinue reading “ප්‍රගාමී තොරතුරු අනාවරණය පිළිබඳ කැබිනට් පත්‍රිකා කෙටුම් පත”