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Unethical media practices by Neth FM

By Aslam Othman - Thu Jul 14, 2:28 am

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On June 14th, 2016 the ‘Balumgala’ news programme on Neth FM sought to discuss the construction of a mosque at Sri Maha Vihara Road, Kalubowila, Dehiwela. We reproduce below a letter written by a civil society body with regard to what they call ‘unethical media practices’ by Neth FM. Of particular concern is the failure on the part of the presenters to interview any Muslim member of the congregation or a trustee of the mosque.

The Balumgala of June 14th, 2016 is reflective of a general problem of a failure on the part of the Sinhala language print and electronic media to give fair coverage to Muslim related news stories and features.

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July 10th, 2016
The Managing Director/CEO
Asset Radio Broadcasting (Pvt) Ltd
105/3, 5th Lane, Colombo 3

Dear Sir/Madam,

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