August 19, 2016

Myanmar state media seek freedom, independence

MYANMAR state-run media are cooperating with international organisations and experts to boost the freedom and development of the country’s media sector, said U Tint Swe, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Information.
The ministry conducted a high-level dialogue titled “Myanmar’s Media Development—Opportunities for Free and Independent Media” in Yangon yesterday in conjunction with DW Akademie, a German broadcast media outlet.
Myanmar’s media have been on the path to freedom and independence for three years, and the government has made efforts to transform its state-run media to be public-service oriented, the secretary added.
The Myanmar government also enacted a new Media Law in order to boost the development of the private media sector, he said.
During the dialogue, Mr Peter Limbour of DW Akademie discussed avenues for cooperation between the DW and the Myanmar government to support free and independent media in Myanmar.
DW Akademie has assisted Myanmar’s media sector for more than 30 years.—Myanmar News Agency


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