November 08, 2016

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5th Media Forum continues

Media personnel discussing at the second day of the 5th Conference on Myanmar Media Development under the title of “Inclusive Independent Media In A New Democracy.”
Media personnel discussing at the second day of the 5th Conference on Myanmar Media Development under the title of “Inclusive Independent Media In A New Democracy.”

The second day fifth media development forum was held at the Chatrium Hotel yesterday morning.
Three topics were discussed at the forum, including access to information, the survival of independent media and encouraging voices from social media.
For access to information, executive director U Aung Myo Min of Equality Myanmar served as the moderator and member of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Legal Affairs and Special Cases Review Commission U Tin Maung Oo, Executive Director Daw Zin Nwe Win of Pyigyikhin, Vice Chairman of Myanmar Media Council U Aung Hla Tun and Executive Director Mr Toby Mendel of the Centre for Law and Democracy participated in the discussions.
Under the title “the survival of the independent media,” Chief Editor of Mizzima Media U Soe Myint served as the moderator and Chief Executive Officer of Information Matrix U Thaung Su Nyein, Editor-in-Charge of Dawei Watch Media U Myo Aung, Chief Executive Officer of Myitmakha News Agency Daw May Thingyanhein and Managing Director of Mango Media Ltd Daw Aye Hnin Swe (a) Rose Swe participated in the discussions.
In the afternoon session, the topic “Encouraging the voices of social media” was moderated by Chief Editor Daw Tu Tu Tha of Thanlyin Post Journal and Chief Editor U Ko Ko Zaw of the same journal. Senior Producer Daw Wint Wati of the BBC Media Action, Chin Media Executive Director Salai Hon Tun Wai and Senior Media Consultant Mr Per Oesterlund of DW Akamedie participated in the discussions.
The forum ended with closing remarks by Head of Office Ms Min Jeong Kim of UNESCO, Deputy Director-General Dr Daw Thida Tin of the Information and Public Relations Department, Mission Director Ms Teresa McGhie of USAID, Director U Khine Myat Kyaw of the Burma News Agency and Associate Professor Daw Zinmar Kyaw of the National Management Degree College.

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