connections / October 8, 2012
FUTA’s Long March for Free Education
The FUTA- the Federation of University Teachers Associations launched trade union action on the 4th of July 2012, when their demands that included the 6 % allocation of the GDP for education went unheeded.
Since then, FUTA representatives have met with Min. Basil Rajapakse and other senior government officials, as they continue to pursue their objective.
This report is on the Long March – a significant event in the FUTA campaign, and one which saw widespread public support, despite efforts to disrupt and discredit the process.
Sanjana Hattotuwa on the Power of New Media
Sanjana Hattotuwa a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Founding Editor of the Citizen Journalism website Groundviews, joins us Connections to talk about the growing influence of New Media on public thinking and action.
How you can use the Internet and Web?
This video is part of a series of videos and posters in Tamil, Sinhala and English produced by YATV for the Centre for Policy Alternatives to create awareness among the general public and activists on harnessing the power of the web.
This particular video is aimed at raising awareness among people about the growing censorship of online content-something that will affect all of us in one way or another.