International Press Institute (IPI) Head of Advocacy Ravi R. Prasad will participate in an international symposium to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1998 Colombo Declaration on Media Freedom and Social Responsibility in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from September 27 to 29, 2018.

The symposium is organized by the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI). IPI supported the launch of the 1998 Declaration, a document that has guided “the SLPI and its constituent partners on outstanding media issues during the past two decades”. The event will include a discussion on updating the 1998 document.

Prasad will address the symposium on the issue of journalist safety. IPI last travelled to Sri Lanka on a press freedom mission in 2015 and has continued to provide in-depth coverage of press freedom challenges in the country.