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Sanjana Hattotuwa

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Founding Editor, Groundviews
Covers:  accountability, new media, media freedom, governance, politics, human rights, social media, democracy, war crimes
Doesn't Cover: cricket, sports

Civic media from Sri Lanka. Featured in top 60 #PeaceTwitterati. Curated by Sanjana Hattotuwa/Raisa Wickrematunge. Visit official site

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Founded in 2006, Groundviews is Sri Lanka's most progressive and innovative civic media website.

It was created and to date is curated by Sanjana Hattotuwa. Content on the site routinely flags content, events, processes and people violently marginalised from governance, and ignored by mainstream ...

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@groundviews — 91,134 followers, 51,920 tweets

Sep 26, 2017

RT @rangaba: Galle Road blocked from Mt Lavenia temples lane due to a protest against Rohingiyan refugees safe house

Sep 26, 2017

RT @Amaliniii: Important that local communities are not [further] crowded out of tourism dev. Our '16 research -  #LKA #CinnamonFOT

Sep 26, 2017

RT @AzzamAmeen: Police say Rohingya refugees under UNHCR were taken in to custody for their safety due to Monk protest & they are not arres…

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Editor of

Have you ever used a typewriter?


How is social media changing news?

Fundamentally, and mostly, for the better.


Manthan Award South Asia

2009 - E-news
The Manthan Award South Asia is organised by the Digital Empowerment Foundation with the support of World Summit Award (WSA) and the Department of IT (DIT) of the Government of India. The award recognises the best digital and technology innovations to empower communities and is South Asia’s biggest event on ICT for masses, governance and rural development.

Society for New Communications Research Award

2007 - Award of Excellence
Groundviews, Sri Lanka’s first citizens journalism website (, is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of a 2007 Award of Excellence in the Nonprofit division of the Society for New Communications Research Awards program. The Society honors innovative individuals, corporations, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and media outlets that are pioneering the use of social media, ICT, mobile media, online communities, virtual worlds and collaborative technologies in the areas of media, marketing, public relations, advertising, entertainment, education, politics and social initiatives.