What others say
Groundviews sets the bar for web based citizen journalism in Sri Lanka. It has demonstrated by example that new and web media can serve as vital mechanisms for investigative reporting and dissent even in a context where traditional media is censored and violently curtailed. Renowned poets, writer, activists, youth leaders, politicians, senior diplomats of the Rajapakse government, a previous President of Sri Lanka, academics and others have written well over 1,500 articles that have collectively generated hundreds of thousands of reader generated comments.
â€œWhat no media dares to report, Groundviews publicly exposes. It’s a new age media for a new Sri Lankaâ€¦ Free media at it’s very best!” – Grand Jury, Manthan South Asia 2009
As an avid reader of Groundviews, please accept my hearty congratulations on winning the coveted Â ’Manthan Award South Asia’ from the 300+ nominations. Please continue your good work in advocating for good governance, transparency and Â freedom of expression. As the Grand Jury’s evaluation noted that it’s a new age media for a new Sri Lanka. – Mrs. Shanthy Vadi, Toronto, Canada
What’s also remarkable is the exchange of opinion that has followed each post on Menik at Groundviews â€” a robust, passionate, not always polite exchange of views from both sides of the political fence. In Sri Lanka, that alone qualifies as something of a miracle. – Keith Hammonds, Ashoka Foundation
I have really found Groundviews ground breaking – and yes it is an effective site for debate, although i have to admit that I get outraged by some of the racist and bigoted comments that appear. Good that they do though, as one begins to realise the nature of what we see out there. – Renowned Sri Lankan author on Groundviews who contributes anonymously citing security reasons
For ongoing analysis of the conflict, the citizen journalism site groundviews.org provides interesting and often tragic reporting. – Renowned international media freedom organisation Freedom House.
Brilliante! Encore! - Lakshman Gunesekara, one of Sri Lanka’s leading journalists and former Editor of the Sunday Observer (responding to Banyan News Reporters)
Thanks for Groundviews, by the way, and for keeping everyone on the ball. – by Sunila Abeysekera, award winning human rights activist
All the best, and congrats for doing a wonderful job through GV. – Kalana Senaratne
I read your site with much enthusiasm and was especially thrilled to read your exposure of Sunday Times. These people have no shame, it seems. – Gamini Viyangoda, a writer and former editor of the Lanka Dissent news website
I am a dedicated Groundviews reader of yours and I have to congratulate you on the success of the site. – Mark Gereis
Congratulations mate! Excellent work! - Chamath Ariyadasa, Editor of JNW SMS news service