During 2018 INPS Southeast Asia Director and Asia-Pacific correspondent Kalinga was constantly on the road in 2018: giving lectures on mindful communication, teaching radio journalism at PSB Academy in Singapore, coordinating the first Asian Buddhist Media Conclave in New Delhi for the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), visiting grassroots development projects in Thailand and meeting Buddhist communicators in Myanmar.
Kalinga has received a small grant from the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness Dalai Lama to do a consultancy report for IBC on the media needs of Asian Buddhist communities. He is expected to visit most of the Buddhist countries and communities in South and Southeast Asia to complete the report by the end of 2019.
Kalinga’s visit to Myanmar was the first of these trips as the coverage of the country’s Buddhists by the international media is of major concern of Buddhists in Asia.
Kalinga is also involved in developing journalism training programs to train Asian communicators on mindful communication for sustainable development.
Recently he gave talks in India at Nava Nalanda Mahavihara University and Viswa Bharati University in Shantiniketan on the topic. He is looking for funds to create special reporting projects for INPS where these principles will be adopted in the coverage of development issues.
Read his articles:
By Kalinga Seneviratne SHANTINIKETAN, India (IDN) – With Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the new trend among development communicators, are universities in the developing world equipped to assist … Created on 06 March 2019
By Kalinga Seneviratne This article is the 29th in a series of joint productions of Lotus News Features and IDN-InDepthNews, flagship of the International Press Syndicate. Click here for previous series. … Created on 03 March 2019
… a keynote speech by Dr Kalinga Seneviratne, founder of the Singapore based Lotus Communication Network. “Christian threat is two-pronged,” he argued, “(one is) missionaries masquerading as welfare agencies … Created on 22 February 2019
By Kalinga Seneviratne This article is the 27th in a series of joint productions of Lotus News Features and IDN-InDepthNews, flagship of the International Press Syndicate. Click here for previous series. … Created on 10 February 2019
Viewpoint by Kalinga Seneviratne This article is the 26th in a series of joint productions of Lotus News Features and IDN-InDepthNews, flagship of the International Press Syndicate. YANGON, Myanmar … Created on 09 January 2019
Photos by INPS | Lotus News Features:
1) With students of Yangon University after giving a lecture there on Asia-focused journalism
2) At Tooth Relic Temple in Yangon
3) At Yangon central railway station
4) Sule Pagoda in Yangon
5) At the opening ceremony of the International Lay Buddhist Forum in Ayuthaya, Thailand
6) A dinner basket offered in Thailand
(INPS-IDN February 2019)