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May 21, 2019

Forum on Myanmar Digital Rights held in Nay Pyi Taw

Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun addresses the forum on Myanmar Digital Rights in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

A forum on ‘Myanmar Digital Rights’ was held at the Ministry of Information in Nay Pyi Taw at 9 am on Tuesday. Present at the opening ceremony were Deputy Information Minister U Aung Hla Tun and about 60 participants from the Hluttaw and various Union-level Organisations and Ministries.
In his opening remarks, the Deputy Minister said that the Ministry of Information had been trying for the emergence of a systematic public debate culture, which is crucial in building a democratic society, in the country. “In so doing, the Ministry has occasionally been organising forums, in which participants can take part in openly discussing interesting public issues, all across the country. “Myanmar Digital Rights” had been chosen as the topic at today’s forum,” he said.
“Being invented around 1970, digital technology has developed very speedily and had strong socioeconomic impacts on every country all over the world with irresistible momentum. Digital technology has huge advantages as well as very grave disadvantages. Therefore, it is important to realize ‘Digital Responsibilities’ which exist together with the Digital Rights’ and some other related issues. All these issues should be dealt with in today’s forum,” he added, calling on all the participants to actively take part in the discussions.
After that, the forum was held in an open and friendly atmosphere with U Aye Maung Kyaw from Myanmar Affairs Research Team as the moderator and U Than Win Htut from DVB, Deputy Chief Editor U Zeya Thu of the Voice Journal, and U Arnt Phone Myat from MCN TV Channel as panellists.


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