We have to educate people in this country to meet the challenges of present political situations even at the global level, but how?
I have been working as a Journalist and a Political Activist since year 2000, I worked for SLBC Vishwa Shrawani Vikashaya, Lakhanda Radio, Rawaya news paper, tv TNL and participated for various programs on BBC sandeshaya, Sirasa tv, MTV, Swarnawahini, Max tv, Ran fm, Ran One fm, neth fm, Sri tv, Colombo tv, Derana tv etc, meanwhile a new media movement named ‘Nidahas’ ( free media movement ) was launched in year 2001and its operation had been very successful during its first decade, but in year 2011, I had to dissolve it due to the critical financial situation: I felt that I was not able to continue it any more.
As you all are aware ‘media’ is only a business and it serves for its Capital, nothing else. In this context, if we do believe that we are in a historical political crisis at global level, we will have to accept that media is also responsible for the said crisis!
it does mean that we have no media to seriously discuss of the issues continuously related to situations of the crisis, though most of the governments are keen in developing reforms on freedom of expression, it makes ‘nothing’ as the proposed freedom is granted by the market while all the governments are also being handled as its long arms all over the world, therefore political parties also never realize what has been really going on, most probably such politicians are blind and deaf in this attractive media marketing! the most important fact is, if we directly approach people ignoring media, most of them do suspect that we are not capable to work with media – we are not accepted by the media !?
so what can we do?
where and how can we educate and empower people? I have been thinking….
…just to share my experience with you all!
Nov 30, 2015,