During a meeting for Sinhala and Tamil language women bloggers, Women and Media Collective caught up with two women bloggers who have been active in the blogsphere for many years, Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai and Sanjeewika Manohari. Interview with Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai (English language) Interview with Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai (Tamil language) Interview with Sanjeewika Manohari (Sinhala language)
The awarding ceremony of the WMC Short Film Competition 2012 was held on the 19th of March 2013 at Punchi Theatre, Borella. First Place: Arambuma by Thisun Chandrasiri and Mathan Kumar Second Place: The Alert by Nipunika Fernando Third Place: Assai by Deva Aloysius The short films can be watched at http://womenandmedia.org/wmc-short-film-competition-2012/
As part of the Fokus project, a 2 day residential new media training was held in Colombo on the 29th and 30th of November 2012. The training was conducted by Sanjana Hattotuwa, the editor of Groundviews, an award winning citizen journalism website. The training components included introduction to new media, training on some technical aspects … Continue reading New Media Training (FOKUS)
First Place: Arambuma by Thisun Chandrasiri and Mathan Kumar Second Place: The Alert by Nipunika Fernando Third Place: Assai by Deva Aloysius
WMC once again organized a photography exhibition featuring the work of Sri Lankan women photographers. The exhibition was a part of a series of events organized to celebrate International Women’s Day, and was held at the Lionel Wendt Gallery in Colombo on the 24th and 25th of March 2012. Below are the list of featured … Continue reading WMC Women’s Photography Exhibition 2012
WMC Short Film Competition was adjudicated in November 2011 and the winning entries were screened during the WMC Film Festival in March 2012. The awarding ceremony was also held during this event. The winners and shortlisted entries have been uploaded to the WMC YouTube channel. There’s also a video clip featuring the film festival and … Continue reading WMC Short Film Competition 2011 | Winners and Shortlist
ACTFORM produced a documentary on Ariyawathie from Hakmana, Matara (in the Southern Province) who was inhumanely tortured while working in Saudi Arabia in 2010 by her employers who hammered nails into various parts of her body. The documentary is in Sinhala with English subtitles. DVDs were distributed to relevant Ministries, migrant worker organizations, trade unions etc. and … Continue reading Documentary on migrant worker Ariyawathie
WMC organized a meeting with Sinhala and Tamil language women bloggers, the first of its kind in Sri Lanka. The meeting was held on the 9th of September 2011. It was attended by over 20 bloggers including several bloggers from Jaffna.