Category : Rohan Jayasekera

Sri Lanka’s media needs reform — can new President Sirisena deliver?

alt informationThe country needs a constitutionally recognised national commission to oversee media reform and ensure freedom of expression is properly defended, writes Rohan Jayasekera

Leaked document reveals how EU cut commitment to greater official openness

You can find support for the public’s right to access official information in the strangest places. Like a private EU policy paper draft. As leaked to and published by the whistle-blowers’ website Wikileaks. Rohan Jayasekara writes

Tunisia’s press faces repressive laws, uncertain future

The press in Tunisia is caught between the restrictive legal framework of the Ben Ali regime and the uncertainties of the post-revolutionary transition, Rohan Jayasekera, Ghias Aljundi and Yousef Ahmed report.

The future of internet governance? I wouldn’t start from here

After two weeks of negotiations, the threat of extended government influence over the internet remains. Rohan Jayasekera looks back on WCIT Plus: Dominique Lazanski on how the UK stood up for online freedoms at WCIT

Free expression in Tunisia 18 months on

Members of the IFEX-TMG gathered in Tunis for World Press Freedom Day to mark the launch of four new initiatives to support Tunisian rights to freedom of expression, which remains under threat despite the gains of the past year. The new work includes a literary anthology edited by the president of PEN Tunisia Naziha Rejiba, […]

A tale of two Australians

Rohan Jayasekera: A tale of two Australians

UAE 5 jail sentences a stain on Abu Dhabi's independence celebrations

Rohan Jayasekera: UAE 5 jail sentences a stain on Abu Dhabi's independence celebrations

Tunisian elections: media reform key to democracy

Tunisians flocked to voting stations yesterday in the country's first-ever free elections, but only the cultivation of an independent media will safeguard democracy and free expression, writes Rohan Jayasekera

Georgia out of its mind?

Rohan Jayasekera:Saakashvili’s hunt for Russian spies could be cover for darker ambitions of his own

Making a courtroom drama out of a media crisis

News International’s Hackgate scandal does not justify state press regulation, argues Rohan Jayasekera PLUS: John Kampfner: Britain’s media must start policing itself

Tunisian policeman blows whistle on bad lieutenants Ben Ali left behind

Rohan Jayasekera: Blowing the whistle on Tunisia's Bad Lieutenants

Bahraini ban fails to silence courageous free speech activist

Rohan Jayasekera: Courageous Bahraini human rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab dials into IFEX conference