Launch of ‘Consumption and Perceptions of Mainstream and Social Media in the Western Province’

Consumption and Perceptions of Mainstream and Social Media in the Western Province

27 January 2016, 5 – 6.30pm, 1 Gower Street, Colombo 5.

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to launch the top-line report of a survey on the consumption and perceptions of mainstream and social media in the Western Province.

From the use of Facebook to smartphones, from news on TV to news via SMS, from how information read digitally is spread to others who are offline, the report offers insights into how content is produced, disseminated and discussed in Sri Lanka’s most densely populated province and home to the country’s administrative and business hubs.

The report offers government, media, civil society and social entrepreneurs insights into the platforms, vectors, languages and mediums through which news & information can best seed the public imagination.

Award winning journalist Dilrukshi Handunetti and renowned media critic Nalaka Gunawardene will speak at the event.

All are welcome. Limited seating at venue.

Launch Poster

Centre for Policy Alternatives

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) was formed in 1996 in the firm belief that there is an urgent need to strengthen institution- and capacity-building for good governance and conflict transformation in Sri Lanka and that non-partisan civil society groups have an important and constructive contribution to make to this process. 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.