Australia, Denmark, India, NEWS, Norway, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom — 01/20/2012 2:09 AM

British DRG strikes international deals for the Channel 4′s Sri Lanka doc

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UK-based distributor DRG has secured sales around the world for a controversial Channel 4 documentary on Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s “Killing Fields” was produced by ITN Productions and aired by C4 in June last year. The film used mobile phone footage and eye witness accounts of war crimes allegedly committed at the end of the country’s civil war between the government and Tamil Tigers rebel forces in 2009.

UK media regulator Ofcom ruled last year that the programme did not break its rules on fairness or impartiality despite receiving 118 complaints. The Sri Lankan government has regularly disputed the legitimacy of the footage in the programme. C4′s head of news and current affairs Dorothy Byrne commissioned a follow-up programme, Sri Lanka’s “Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished”. (SEE ARTICLE on this website)

DRG has now sold the doc to ABC in Australia, AETN18 and TV Today Network in India, DR in Denmark and NRK in Norway.

SOURCES: DRG, C21Media (19/01/2012)

IN THE PRESS:

. Channel 4 Sri Lanka documentary cleared by Ofcom
journalism.co.uk  24 October 2011

. C4 Killing Fields doc cleared
c21media.net  24 Oct 2011

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