FMM Activist Seetha Ranjanee Awarded for Press Freedom Work

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has

extended it congratulations to Seetha Ranjanee, senior journalist and press

freedom activist, who has been honoured with the Sepala Gunasena Award for

Press Freedom.

For many years Seetha Ranjanee has been associated

with IFJ's affiliate in Sri Lanka, the Free Media Movement (FMM). She has

served several terms in the key positions of Convenor and Secretary of the FMM.

At the moment she is a member of the executive committee of the FMM, as well as

the Sri Lanka Journalists' Association, another affiliate of the IFJ.

Ranjanee was honoured as part of the annual

Journalism Awards for Excellence, organised jointly by the Editors' Guild and

the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI). These awards, which were instituted in

1999, are now regarded as Sri Lanka's most prestigious annual event recognising

journalistic excellence.


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