Journalists in Sri Lanka risk life and limb to practice their profession. Lasantha Wickrematunge was one of these champions. He was gunned down by eight men in broad daylight in the capital, Colombo. The Human Rights Law Centre, the Australian Tamil Congress and the Medical Association for the Prevention of War are pleased to present
"War Crimes, Human Rights, Media Freedom and International Responsibility"
The forum is supported by Melbourne Law School.
Date: 6.15pm on Thursday, 6 September 2012
Venue: G08 Theatre, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton
The forum will include the screening of award winning documentary "Silenced Voices: Tales of Sri Lankan Journalists in Exile", produced by Norwegian journalist and director Beate Arnestead. The documentary was recently premiered at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in Geneva and New York.
A panel discussion will follow featuring human rights law experts from the University of Melbourne and Monash University, the film director and two witnesses to the war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated in Sri Lanka.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 27 August 2012.