Transparency International Sri Lanka’s Advocacy and Legal Advice Center (ALAC) conducted a two-day training programme for youth in order to empower them on New Media Activism especially in their fight against Corruption. The workshop held at Sunshine Reception Hall, Batticaloa on 27th and 28th February 2015 was attended by 24 youth participants.
The workshop covered a brief introduction to Corruption and its wider implication on society especially the youth. Local as well as international examples were shown in order to show how the New Media and Social Media have played an influencing role in a Country. The training covered various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google Plus, Instagram, Flicker and WordPress. Participants were trained on various aspects such as story writing, uploading and sharing content on social media, promoting social media content, networking through social media, ethical frameworks and other related technical aspects such as privacy and security.
The inspired youth group got together to form “Voice of Batti for Anti-Corruption”, undertaking to collectively fight corruption in their areas.
The Resource persons for the workshop were, Sampath Samarakoone, Editor, Vikalpa Voices, Jagath Liyanarachi AAL, Manager ALAC, and Haritha Dahanayake IT/Web Manager TISL.