Global Voices and Groundviews have launched a new partnership that will combine Global Voices’ focus on citizen media and Groundviews's analysis and expertise to bring our readers original and in-depth coverage from Sri Lanka.
Edited by Sanjana Hattotuwa and Raisa Wickrematunge, Groundviews is an award-winning citizen journalism website, and the first of its kind in Sri Lanka.
The website was launched in November 2006 and has been publishing compelling stories, in the form of text, audio, video and photos in English, Sinhala and Tamil, for ten years. Its powerful and provocative articles on governance, human rights, the arts and literature, and peace-building push the boundaries of traditional media forcing Sri Lankan readers to think outside their comfort zones.
Web-based media and blogs have taken on a growing role in the overall media environment, with outlets such as Groundviews and Vikalpa providing news and a range of commentary, even on sensitive stories and events that are barely covered by the mainstream media.
Groundviews on Twitter maintains three Twitter lists on Sri Lanka – leading bloggers, journalist sources and media and official Twitter accounts of Sri Lankan politicians and the government. Groundviews is also available on Facebook.