More than fifty media personnel representing both electronic and print media throughout the island were trained on Investigative Journalism by Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) recently.
The workshops were held during last few weeks in various locations and the programme included presentations on Concepts & methodologies on Investigative Journalism, Ethics, Investigative Journalism and Anti-corruption, Sources, Safety and electronics trails. The participants were trained on writing of an investigative story based reconciliation process in Sri Lanka.
In addition, the journalists were made aware of how they can contribute towards improving the accountability of local authorities, how cases of bribery and corruption can be exposed, and public centered journalism and how information can be obtained through new media.
The training’s were conducted by resource team comprised of C Dodawatta – Training Editor at Lake House, T.B.G.Chadrasekara Director training Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corparation, Lasantha Ruhunuge News Editor Ravaya, Jayasiri Jayasekara Editor Lanka Herald, Dinidu Alwis, Ms. Dushyanthi Kanagasabapathipillai trainer, Lasantha de Silva – Uva Community Radio, and Shan Wijethunga, Ananda Jayasekera, and lawyer Jagath Liyanaarachchi of TISL.