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The Voices of Reconciliation project aims to increase the capacity of civil society organisations to effectively engage in the peace process and strengthen professional media that supports Sri Lanka’s transition to democracy and reconciliation.
Fair, balanced and independent media is essential to good governance, effective public administration and the capacity of Sri Lankans to achieve a negotiated peace settlement and undertake a successful post-tsunami reconstruction program.
A professional media with a responsibility to the public interest, independent of government or partisan influence and interference, is a vital part of the series of checks and balances central to democracy.
The practice of journalism in Sri Lanka faces many challenges.
These challenges are of concern to Sri Lankan citizens but journalists, working together in professional solidarity, by building a culture of independent journalism, have a pivotal role to lead the campaign for media reform
The Voices of Reconciliation Project is an idea of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA).
CPA implements all aspects of the project in Sri Lanka, with support from the Institute of Media, Policy and Civil Society (IMPACS). The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) are consultants to the project.
The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) was formed in 1996 in the firm belief that the vital contribution of civil society to the public policy debate is in need of strengthening. Focusing primarily on issues of governance and conflict resolution, CPA is committed to programmes of research and advocacy through which public policy is critiqued, alternatives identified and disseminated. CPA is an independent, non-partisan organization which receives funds from international and bilateral funding agencies and foundations.