Recording: Media matters

30 Years Ago exhibition, 25th August, 4pm – 5pm

Media matters

How did the media cover 1983, and why is it so difficult to find archival material on this coverage? How can and should media reflect on Black July 30 years since, in light of more contemporary events and politics? How can acts of journalism help record the moment for posterity, even by those who are involved in the violence as victim or perpetrator? Are there lessons for journalism and media from the violence of ’83?

Featuring Dilrukshi Handunetti, Nalaka Gunawardene and Feizal Samath

Moderated by Sanjana Hattotuwa