April 28, 2017

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Workshop on Public Service Media held in Nay Pyi Taw

The workshop on Public Service Media in progress. Photo: MNA

A workshop on Public Service Media (PSM) jointly organised by the Ministry of Information, Myanmar Journalists Association and the Article 19 for materialising the Public Service Media Bill took place at the hall of the ministry in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
At the workshop, Director-General of the Information and Public Relations Department U Maung Pe and Article 19 Project Manager Ma Yadanar Thein extended greetings, followed by discussions of PSM, international norms, development of ethnic media, types of PSM that should be used in Myanmar and ways to change state-run media into PSM, including finance and advertisement resources. The PSM Bill was submitted to the parliament in 2013 and was revoked in 2015.
The IPRD director-general said that the necessities and weak points of the PSM Bill are expected to be discussed at the workshop by the participants. The Article 19 project manager highlighted the roles of civil society organisations in implementing the PSM Bill being carried out by the Ministry of Information.
The workshop was attended by the officials of the ministry and members from Myanmar Journalists Association, Pen Myanmar, Myanmar Women Journalists Association, Burma News International, Myanmar Media Lawyers’ Network, Myanmar Journalist’s Network and Article 19.—Myanmar News Agency

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