No Fire Zone

“Shocking” —The Guardian

“Vitally Important” —Empire

“An absolute must see” —Nepali Times

“A Tour de Force” —Movies That Matter

—Time Out

“Utterly Convincing” —Toronto Globe and Mail

—Faded Glamour

“Haunting, disturbing…unforgettable” - Right Now, Australia

“Beautifully crafted and heart-wrenching” —Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting

—London Film Review

“Devastating” —Hoopla Australia

“Will break your heart” —Toronto Film Scene

“Shocks on every level” —The London Film Review

“Essential viewing” —Time Out UK

“One of the most chilling documentaries I’ve watched” — David Cameron, UK Prime Minister

“The only film that gives me faith in journalism” - M.I.A, musician and artist

“Images sufficiently graphic to give you nightmares – but sometimes it takes a nightmare to wake us up”—Now Magazine

NO FIRE ZONE is something of an international phenomenon. It has generated literally hundreds of articles as well as radio and television pieces. In these sections you can find details of nearly all the press coverage that NO FIRE ZONE has received since March 2013. Our heartfelt thanks go to Sophie and her wonderful team at TPR Media consultants for their hard work and expertise.

Initial coverage:

Initial reaction to the film and the revalations surrounding the execution of 12 year old Balachandran Prabakharan

Australasian Coverage:

Press coverage from the initial tour of No Fire Zone in Australia, India, Malaysia and Canada including the attempts by the Malaysian Government to stop the film being screened.

Indian Visa coverage:

Press coverage surrounding the refusal of the Indian Government to issue a visa for Director Callum Macrae to attend the Indian premiere of NO FIRE ZONE. Also contains press reaction to the footage showing that Tamil Tiger newsreader Issaipriya was not killed in action as claimed by the Sri Lankan Government but was in fact captured alive and uninjured and whilst in the custody of the Sri Lankan army was stripped, sexually assaulted and executed.

CHOGM Coverage:

Press coverage of the channel 4 journalists assignment to cover the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) held in Colombo in November 2013.

Launch of Sinhala Version of No Fire Zone

Press coverage of the Launch of the Sinhala language version of No Fire Zone in March 2015

Compilation of No Fire Zone Coverage

Our Great friends at TPR Media Consultants have put together an ISSU containing pretty much all press articles relating to No Fire Zone that have appeared across the world.

Contact details for TPR Media Consultants are:

Sophie Toumazis, TPR Media Consultants, 3 Muswell Hill Road, London, N6 5FJ

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8347 7020

Email: enquiries@tpr-media.com

Desmond Tutu

40 leading figures from the global south headed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu have called for an independent international investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by both sides in the closing stages of the Sri Lankan civil war. Their aim is to counter claims by the Sri Lankan government that support for such a commission of inquiry is merely a part of a western agenda.

The appeal signed by figures from the global South included signatories from

South Africa, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Pakistan, Uganda, India, Cambodia, Malaysia, Brazil, Japan, Bosnia, Mongolia, Cote d’Ivoire, Nepal and Thailand.

Indian Censorship

No Fire Zone Launched its Anti Censorship campaign on Saturday 22nd February 2104 and revealed that the Governments of India, Nepal and Malaysia had all attempted to prevent screenings of No Fire Zone

The Uncorrupted Truth

Just prior to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held in Colombo in November 2013 a book entitled Corrupted Journalism appeared attacking Channel 4 and the film. Although published under the name of an organisation named Engage Sri Lanka it is widely believed that it was the Sri Lankan Government that was behind the publication. No Fire Zone Director Callum Macrae issued a detailed rebuttal entitled

The Uncorrupted Truth.

Defy The Ban

In response to the effective banning of the film in Nepal, Malaysia India and Sri Lanka. No Fire Zone launched the Defy the Ban Campaign and made the film freely available to view in these countries

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