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Silenced Voices - Tales of Sri Lankan Journalists in Exile

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 5:30 – 8:30pm

Silenced Voices - Tales of Sri Lankan Journalists in Exile

Speakers on the evening will be director Beate Arnestad, Journalist Bāshana Abeywardane, Jude Lal Fernando will be Chaired by  Prof. Iain Atack .This screening is part of the Film Seminar on Post-Conflict Justice.


SILENCED VOICES is a film on freedom of speech and the messengers of truth to portray how much individuals are willing to sacrifice to bring information to light. The film is told as a personal encounter with exiled journalists from Sri Lanka who have been “silenced” and almost killed in their home country because they exposed corruption, war crimes and crimes against humanity. They claim that these crimes have been committed by the state. Sri Lanka has been ranked as one of the worst countries in Asia concerning freedom of expression.

In the past decade, many media workers have gone missing or found tortured and killed.
Beate Arnestad has over twenty years of experience producing and directing for departments at Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.

Bāshana Abeywardane is a Sri Lankan journalist and a writer living in exile. He is currently serving as the Convener of the exiled Sri Lankan rights group, Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS).

Jude Lal Fernando is the Coordinator of the People’s Tribunal on Sri Lanka and the Irish Forum for Peace in Sri Lanka.
As places are limited please register before 14 October 2017 fernanla@tcd.ie

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Type: Arts and Culture, Conferences, Public, Special events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is essential)
Contact Emailfernanla@tcd.ie

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