About Me

An Ashoka, Rotary World Peace and TED Fellow alumn, I have for over fourteen years explored and advocated the use of Information andCommunications Technologies (ICTs) to strengthen a just peace, reconciliation,human rights and democratic governance. I set up and curate the award winning Groundviews, Sri Lanka’s first citizenjournalism website. An expert on new media literacy, web activism, digitalsecurity and online advocacy in Sri Lanka and internationally, I also work extensively on the advancement of information management during crises, both sudden-onsetand protracted. I am a recognized expert and trainer on digital security for activists and journalists at risk, using technology and encryption to capture,disseminate and archive vital stories during the war in Sri Lanka and in austere human rights contexts.

 

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Research on media and ICT4Peace

  • Some of my academic writing and original research on media, peacebuilding and technology for peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) can be read here.
  • My blog on ICT4Peace can be accessed here.

CV and bio

  • For full CV and professional experience, click here.