Media not only hold the power to report the information of inequality and all kinds of rights violation deprive entire communities of dignity, justice and life, in order to serve both as a means and as an end to the promotion and protection of human rights, democracy and good governance, and connect people in different parts of the world and promote public knowledge and understanding of issues, events and processes, but also have the moral obligation–as duty bearers-to educate the public, increase awareness in its members of their rights and monitor, investigate and report all human rights violations. More importantly, media have the ability to empower individuals and communities socially, economically and politically to enable them to enter and participate meaningfully in the main stream of the socio, economic and political process in their societies.
The objective of The Tamil Diplomat is not only to play the role of ‘information provider’ and ‘opinion former’ in an analytic, accurate and credible manner about the Tamils’ struggle in the Island of Sri Lanka and their glitches, apprehensions and ambitions elsewhere in the world, but also to play the role of ‘knowledge transfer’ to enable empowerment through communicative social action on the part of the Tamil people who have been consistently and increasingly marginalized in the process of political participation, economic development and social change.
The Tamil Diplomat holds a stronger commitment to the journalistic canons of balance, fairness and accuracy in its news process and news analysis within the context of the nexus between peace and human rights, and between these two concepts and communication rights.
The Tamil Diplomat embarked on 01 January 2015, is an independent news service based in London and linked to a global network of talented, experienced and qualified journalists who are passionate about Sri Lankan matters and the Tamils’ struggle. The Tamil Diplomat expects to reach millions of Tamils around the world and influence the politicians, diplomats, policy makers, academics, Diaspora activists and organisations.
Vision: To be the voice to make the Tamil community in the Island of Sri Lanka and elsewhere, a ‘model of enlightened socio- economic, political and cultural consciousness’ for liberating from the clutches of oppression, domination, injustice and social blights.
Mission: Be the most influential informative and knowledge transfer platform among the Tamil community by enabling communication between its members and the wider international community on events, news and discourse on socio-economic, political and cultural issues.
Our Editorial Policy
Our editorial policy is inspired by the above vision and mission statements and guided by the Code of Ethics adopted by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). SPJ urges journalists to “give voice to the voiceless” and declares these four principles as the foundation of ethical journalists: Seek Truth and Report It, Minimize Harm, Act Independently and Be Accountable and Transparent.
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