US State Department official is to visit Sri Lanka to Study State of Media

media codeUS State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Eileen O’Connor  is to visit Sri Lanka this week to study the state of the media following the January 8 elections.

She will have talks in  with Government officials and the media during her visit to Sri Lanka and also discuss the proposed Right to Information Act (RTI).

Ms. O’Connor has a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, a post-graduate Diploma in World Politics from the London School of Economics, and B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University.

Ms. O’Connor spent 24 years as an award-winning on-air reporter, producer, and Bureau Chief for ABC News and CNN, covering the White House and conflicts in Bosnia, Chechnya, Northern Ireland, Israel, Ossetia, Ingushetia and the fall of Communism from bases in London, Moscow, Tokyo and Washington.

She also served as President of the International Center for Journalists, a nonprofit that trains journalists in emerging democracies.

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