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The Role of Media in Memorialisation and Countering Genocide | International Association of Tamil Journalists

Event Details

  • Address

    Khalili Lecture Theatre, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 0XG

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  • Date

    Saturday 04th November 2017

  • Time

    09:30 - 17:00

“The Role of Media in Memorialisation and Countering Genocide” presented by the International Association of Tamil Journalists

The conference will bring together academics, journalists and media/political activists from Sri Lanka, India and Europe.

Programme schedule

Morning session

9.30 – 10:00 : Registration/Refreshments
10:00 – 13:00

Welcome speech – Mr.Baylon Yogaratnam, joint secretary IATAJ
Panel discussion: ‘The Role of Media in Memorialisation and Countering Genocide’

Dr. A .R. Sriskanda Rajah – Writer, Academic and Political activist
Beyond International Genocide Jurisprudence
Ms. Jayanthi Lingham – PhD candidate in International Development at SOAS
Faustian bargains: Tamil women’s experiences of Jaffna district’s post-war economic development
Dr. Meena Kandasamy – Writer, political/social activist
The role of media and HR organisations in reaction on the Marina protests and the arrest of political activist Thirumurugan Gandhi
Mr. Nirmanusan Balasundaram – Vice President IATAJ, Journalist and Human rights defender
The role of exiled journalists in the accountability and justice process in Sri Lanka
Dr. Maung Zarni – Human rights activist and formerly a research fellow at LSE
Myanmar’s Buddhist Genocide: From Muslim Population Control to a Full-blown Genocide.
Moderator: Dr.Senthan Selvarajah

13:00 – 13:30 Lunch

Afternoon session

13:00 – 15:00 Memorial event and IATAJ’s 10th anniversary
Poetry reading: Ms. Premalatha Panchadcharam
Introducing ‘Nimilantha Kathaigal’ a book by T. Jeyarajah (Jera) – Mr. Nirmanusan Balasundaram
Awards for their contribution to Tamil Journalism

Memorial lecture: Mr. Jeyachandran Kopinath, Editor in chief, TamilNet
15:00 -15:15 Refreshments

15:15 – 16:45 Panel Discussion: The proposed new constitution to Sri Lanka

Ms. Shivani Jegarajah Barrister, Justitia chambers
Mr. Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam, Leader, Tamil National People’s Front
Moderator: Dr.Sivakami Rajamanoharan