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Awareness program on the Online Safety Act for lawyers

Media Law Forum organized an Awareness Program on the Online Safety Act tailored for lawyers, which took place on the 3rd of April 2024, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Galle Face Hotel. The event featured esteemed resource persons who brought invaluable expertise to the discussions: President Counsel Jagath Wickramanayake, Attorney-at-Law Jagath Liyana Arachchi, Attorney-at-Law Viranjana Herath (Media Law Forum Chairperson), and Attorney-at-Law Prabodha Rathnayake (Media Law Forum Operation Director)

The program commenced with a comprehensive overview of the Online Safety Act presented by AAL Jagath Liyana Arachchi. Attendees gained insight into the legal framework, provisions, and implications of the Act, setting the stage for further exploration.

Following this foundational understanding, President Counsel Jagath Wickramanayake took the stage to provide valuable insights into the role of lawyers in safeguarding rights under the Online Safety Act. His expertise shed light on the responsibilities and challenges faced by legal practitioners in navigating the complexities of online safety legislation.

Continuing the discourse, AAL Viranjana Herath delved into the international landscape of online safety legislation. Drawing upon global perspectives and practices, attendees gained a broader understanding of the evolving nature of online safety laws and their impact on legal frameworks worldwide.

The event concluded with an interactive Q&A session, providing attendees with the opportunity to engage directly with the speakers. Participants posed questions, sought clarifications, and exchanged ideas, enriching the dialogue and fostering a deeper understanding of the topics discussed.

This event served as a platform for legal professionals to enhance their understanding of the Online Safety Act, explore its implications, and contribute to fostering a safer online environment. Through insightful presentations and engaging discussions, attendees gained valuable knowledge and perspectives to inform their practice in the ever-evolving landscape of media law.



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