Is bullying the bullies, the way out? – Proposed Criminalization of Social Media Defamation

Is bullying the bullies, the way out? – Proposed Criminalization of Social Media Defamation

Daily News recently published an article regarding the possible introduction of a new law to control defamation in the form of slander and libel pertaining to Social Media. This law is said to have been proposed by the Law Commission to the Justice Ministry, which would treat defamation as a criminal offence.   The article presented by the author raises a few questions on the whole justification and the solution for ‘defamation’, which is in reality another form of the issue of cyberbullying in the context of Social Media. It…

Social Media for Development and Governance Workshop Session

Social Media for Development and Governance Workshop Session

Rajit Hewagama, Director of Copacetic Media, conducted a session on the social media landscape of Sri Lanka during the Social Media for Development and Governance workshop that was held on 5th & 6th October. This two day event focused on the existing situation in Sri Lanka’s social media environment, and what sort of steps need to be taken in utilizing social media in the future growth of the country. The programme was convened by the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA). The workshop saw the attendance of…