Senior Researcher, Centre for Policy Alternatives
Sanjana Hattotuwa’s expertise is on new media literacy, web activism, digital security and online advocacy in Sri Lanka and internationally. He set up Groundviews, Sri Lanka’s first citizen journalism website.
He is a trainer on digital security for activists and journalists at risk, using technology and encryption to capture, disseminate and archive vital stories during the war in Sri Lanka and in austere human rights contexts.
Sanjana also works on the advancement of information management during crises, both sudden-onset and protracted.
He is an Ashoka, Rotary World Peace and TED Fellow alumni. He is currently a PhD student at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago.