Sri Lankan civil war: Use of the image for corrupt ends

[Independent UK] The photograph once served as a relatively removed document of warfare, now the image has become a powerful weapon within it. The distance between the photographer and the activities of war has moved closer proportionate to the increasing accessibility of the camera. Replacing a limited number of commissioned photographers are the proliferating numbers […]

Is This Ban’s ‘Never Again’ Moment?

[Huffington Post] We failed to prevent a massacre in Sri Lanka. We must not fail to seek justice for it. ‘Never again’ is the promise that has followed the Holocaust, Cambodia, Rwanda and Srebrenica; issued each time with outrage and contrition, and, in recent years, a report on the failure of the international community to […]

Sri Lanka’s white vans deliver fear and oppression

[Radio Netherlands Worldwide] First a damning UN report accused both sides in the country’s 30-year civil war of atrocities – a claim the current government refutes categorically. Then in June British TV station Channel 4 broadcast a devastating account of the closing weeks of the conflict in 2009. At this time, the programme said, the Sri […]