MEDIA CONFERENCE




Agenda

09.30 AM - 10.00 AM Registration and Coffee

10.00 AM
Lighting of Traditional Lamp
Observing 2 minutes silence in the memory of media personnel and others killed in the Island of Sri Lanka

10.05 AM - 10.10 AM
Welcome speech : Mr. Gopi Ratnam, Member of Central Committee, IATAJ

M O R N I N G S E S S I O N

Chair: Mr. Ivan Pedropillai
10.10 AM - 10.15 AM
Floor to the Chair Mr. Ivan Pedropillai

10.15 AM - 10.35 AM
Mr. Thiru S.Thiruchelvam
Sri Lankan Tamil Media - a historical perspective

10.35 AM - 10.55 AM
Mr.N.Vithyatharan
Tamil Media: the current state of affairs

10.55 AM - 11.15 AM
Mr Chandana Bandara
Role of Sinhala media in Sri Lankan ethnic conflict

11.15 AM - 11.35 AM
Coffee/Tea biscuits

11.35 AM - 11.55 AM
Ms. Rachel Cohen
IFJ's stand on Sri Lanka

11.55 AM - 12.05 AM
Mr.Mike Jempson, Director, The MediaWise Trust
The Ethics of Conflict Coverrage: Making space for the voice of 'the other'

12.10 PM - 12.40 AM
Question and Answers

12.45 PM - 01.45 PM " L U N C H

A F T E R N O O N S E S S I O N
Chair: Ms. Vinothini Kanapathipillai

01.45 PM - 02.00 PM - Mr. Sutha Nadarajah
Vernacular media

02.00 PM - 02.20 PM - Mr. B. Prabaharan
Tamil media in Australia

02.20 PM - 02 .40 PM - Mr. Bhagwan Singh
How aware is the Indian media about the Sri Lankan conflict, and how concerned?

02.40 PM - 03.00 PM - Mr. Justin Randall
Criminalising communities

03.00 PM - 03.20 PM - Coffee/Tea biscuits

03.20 PM - 03.40 PM - Mr. Sundararajan Murari
Tamil Nadu factor in India's Lanka policy

03.40 PM - 04.00 PM " Prof. R.Cheran
Tamil Journalism in Peril

04.00 PM - 04.05 PM - Vote of thanks: Ms. Anandhi Suriyapragasam, President of IATAJ

04.05 PM - 04.35 PM " Question and Answer