Surge in media reporting

February 7, 2009 Comments Off on Surge in media reporting

The participants of this campaign appreciate efforts media outlets are making to report on the ground realities of the Vanni.

Because of the restrictions placed by the Sri Lankan government it has been impossible for an independent assessment of the human suffering.

However, SBS has recently interviewed a Tamil Tiger representative, who has spoken about the civilians living within the conflict zone.

We recognize that this too is another defined point of view, but the important thing is that we are able to hear all points of view, including and importantly that of the civilians – the innocent victims of this conflict.

As difficult a task it may be, we urge media outlets to find a way to contact these civilians caught in the conflict zones or those currently in detention centres in government held areas, to give their story to the rest of the world.

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