SAFMA Sri Lanka appeals for balanced news media coverage

249524_2133095604887_6686310_n“We find that there is a public perception, both locally and internationally, that the Sri Lankan news media are under-reporting the current anti-Muslim social unrest. There are also reports of pressure applied by the Government on local media managements not to report the violent incidents in Aluthgma and Beruwala areas. Due to these circumstances we fear it can lead to spreading of untruthful and biased information through means of social media networks”.