Identity and Violence: Media Coverage of the Recent Conflict in Sri Lanka (Part 2)

16 Aug, 2018    ·   5506

Anjana Vencatesan compares and assesses the international media's coverage of the February and March 2018 conflict in Sri Lanka

Part 1 of the two-part series on media and conflict in Sri Lanka examined the coverage by Sri Lanka-based English and Tamil language media of the February-March 2018 conflict that took place in Kandy and Digana areas. Part 2 examines the approach of international publications, including those based in countries neighbouring Sri Lanka.

The overarching question is whether geographical proximity (geographical location) influences how the conflict is covered by the media. One way to answer this question is via a two-stage evaluation of the issue