Sri Lankan debate

If you read Graham Holliday’s post about the Sri Lankan event controversy, you know how much pressure outside groups try on occasion  to exert on us at Frontline. We all acknowledge that we do get it wrong from time to time. We’ve staged over 1000 events in 5 years. There’s often a fierce debate at our editorial board meetings about whether we got the panels wrong, chose the wrong chair, or were too partisan. But we don’t take kindly to threats. That tactic has led to a culture of violence against journalists back in Sri Lanka, and it’s become one of the most dangerous countries in the world for local media. Read the report posted recently on the International News Safety Institute website.