Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 01:25
London, 31 January 2013 - Last night at The Grosvenor House Hotel London, the winners of the 2013 Broadcast Awards were announced. Channel 4's "Sri Lanka Killing Fields 2 - War Crimes Unpunished" broadcast won the Best News/Current Affairs Programme Award.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 01:53
Channel 4, 13 Nov 2012 - ITN Productions, which made the original Sri Lanka's Killing Fields, asked graduate film students to make a short film based on the original Channel 4 documentaries. The one which the production team felt showed an original and innovative response was by Cristina Picchi, 30, a filmmaker and writer based in London. Cristina said: "Sri Lanka's Killing Fields begins with a warning: the film contains shocking images. And it really does.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/08/2012 - 03:30
By Jonathan Miller, Channel 4 News, 07 June 2012 - A spokesman for the British Prime Minister has denied media reports from Sri Lanka on Thursday that David Cameron had had a “cordial” meeting with Sri Lankan President Mahinida Rajapakese during diamond jubilee celebrations in London. Amid confusion as to the exact direction of British foreign policy towards Sri Lanka, Channel 4 News has learned that the British Prime Minister in fact demanded accountability for alleged war crimes when the two leaders met .
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/07/2012 - 02:02
BBC, 06 June 2012 - A senior official from Channel 4 has been expelled from Sri Lanka, says the country's government. Stuart Cosgrove and his wife Shirani Sabaratnam went on a "blacklist", after Channel 4 News said the country's armed forces may have committed war crimes. Mr Cosgrove's wife was refused a visa and turned back from the airport.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/06/2012 - 02:37
By Jonathan Miller, Channel 4 News, Tuesday 5 June 2012 - A meeting in the City of London, due to have been addressed on Wednesday morning by the president of Sri Lanka, has been cancelled, owing to concerns over policing amid the threat of large demonstrations by Tamil rights groups. But Mahinda Rajapakse – whose presidency has been tainted by persistent allegations of war crimes committed by Sri Lankan armed forces – will still attend a lunch for the Queen, hosted by the Commonwealth secretary general at Marlborough House on Pall Mall.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 00:59
Channel 4 News, 30 May 2012 - A Channel 4 News film about the horror in Homs and Sri Lanka's Killing Fields documentary are recognised at the Amnesty International Media Awards. Mani, the journalist behind Channel 4 News's report into the bombardment of Homs in Syria, has been honoured with the Gaby Rado award.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/22/2012 - 01:51
By Lucy Popescu, The Independent, 21 May 2012 - Last week, the Frontline Club hosted its second debate to discuss the impact of two documentaries Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields and a follow up aired this March called Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished. Callum Macrae’s extraordinary films, presented by Jon Snow, provided compelling new evidence of executions, the shelling of civilians and other atrocities in the final months of the 26-year civil war in Sri Lanka that reportedly left up to 40,000 civilians dead.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/22/2012 - 01:46
16 mai 2012 - Frontline Club London - Nearly three years after the end of the 26-year civil war in Sri Lanka that reportedly left an estimated 80,000-100,000 dead, questions are still arising about alleged war crimes and how they will be addressed.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/10/2012 - 02:57
Channel 4 News, 09 May 2012 - Channel 4 received three awards last night from One World Media, which recognises excellence in media coverage of the developing world. At the ceremony, hosted by Jon Snow, Jamal Osman was named Journalist of the Year for his reporting in the uplifting and heart-breaking film Somali Olympic Dreams for Channel 4 News. Sri Lanka's Killing Fields, an investigation of the devastating violence carried out during the final weeks of Sri Lanka's civil war, took home both the Television and Documentary Awards.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 02:18
Radio Times, 1 May 2012 - More than 150,000 people have now voted in a RadioTimes.com poll asking users which programme should win the current affairs award at the Baftas – and now the poll's surprising status as a representation of the international struggle for democracy and justice has taken a new turn. The Channel 4 film Sri Lanka's Killing Fields, which documented alleged war crimes perpetrated by the government during the Sri Lankan civil war, has received several thousand votes in the past 24 hours, as campaigners for justice in Sri Lanka have latched onto the poll.