Abdul Halik Azeez is a consultant both with the corporate and development sectors and an independent researcher into online hate speech, exploring the intersection of discourse and power on social media. A former journalist for the Sunday Leader and an active citizen journalist, Halik’s conceptual and street photography has gained a large following on Instagram. Defined by his interests which include spirituality and history, his photos and accompanying text attempt to add a surrealist twist to the otherwise normal. His work has been published on platforms such as The Picture Press and Groundviews and has been exhibited at CEPA and the Saskia Fernando Gallery.
Selyna Peiris is an attorney-at-Law and currently holds the position of Director – Business Development at Selyn Handlooms; Sri Lanka’s only fair-trade guaranteed handloom company. She has her LLB (Hons.) from the University of Hull and an LLM in International Business Law from University College London. She is also a post-graduate of International Relations from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Austria. She has previously worked at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization both in Vienna and in Sri Lanka and currently also works as an freelance consultant for various government, non-governmental and international organizations in the area of social business development.