December 29, 2016

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Informing the public via media to benefit nation says Union Information Minister

Union Minister Dr Pe Myint speaks at Media Relations Workshop for Spokespersons. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Pe Myint speaks at Media Relations Workshop for Spokespersons. Photo: MNA

Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint said at a conference on media relations for ministerial spokespersons yesterday that the government can benefit from engaging with the media to inform the public on government policy.
“As the government is absolutely required to engage with the public, it is imperative to have better relations with the media which is striving to be the fourth estate, conducting check and balance of the three pillars,” said Dr Pe Myint.
He stressed the need to be prepared to respond to the media questions, as spokespersons are responsible for engaging with the public through the media. Those present held discussions on the review of the workshop, human rights, freedom of press, issuing press release, responsibility and accountability.
Organised by the Ministry of Information in cooperation with the UNESCO and the European Union, the workshop is set to run from 19-22 June bringing together the selected 47 spokespersons from all ministerial departments to learn about media relations, managing conflict-sensitive reporting, manual of media interviews and how to conduct press conferences.— Myanmar News Agency

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