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Media workshop on reporting events of frauds, corruption and irregularities on 29th

conferenceMedia workshop on reporting events of frauds, corruption and irregularities will be held on 29th November 2016 at 9.00 am at the Department of Government Information with the view of educating journalists on appropriate media use and legal background of reporting such incidents.

 This workshop is organized by the Department of Government Information with the cooperation of the Ministry of Law and Order and Southern Development and Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption. The workshop will be held under the patronage of Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayake and Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilaka and the Deputy Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Karunaratne Paranavithana will participate in the event.  

The workshop expects to analyze the way of using mass media to generate self motivation to stand against bribery and corruption and the legal framework regarding the journalists.Hence, it will focus on "Law on bribery and corruption and its prevention", "Investigation process on investigations on bribery and corruption", "Appropriate Media Use in reporting bribery and corruption".

Resource persons of the workshop will be Mr. Nevil Guruge, Commissioner of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption, President's Counsel Sarath Jayamanne, Director General of the Commission and Former Auditor General H.C. Mayadunne and Senior Attorney H.G. Punchihewa will also speak at the event.

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