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ERIC Number: ED108206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Taming of the Press in Sri Lanka. Journalism Monographs Number 39.
Gunaratne, Shelton A.
This issue of "Journalism Monographs" deals specifically with the state of newspaper journalism in Sri Lanka, formerly the Dominion of Ceylon. The country's literacy rate is about 81 percent. The first section of this article is a general discussion of newspaper journalism in Sri Lanka, examining historical background and such press characteristics as concentration, ownership and control, circulation and readership, and advertising. The second section discusses press and politics, focusing on the government-press conflict, the press commission, press claims, government retaliation, the Press Council Law, The Lake House Law, and the future of the press. The final section is a postscript which reports on developments through the end of 1974. Recent events seem to indicate that the prospect of a vigorous investigative press in Sri Lanka appears to be relatively dim. (TS)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Education in Journalism.
Identifiers - Location: Sri Lanka