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September 20, 2019

Information minister warns broadcasters against biased election reporting

Union Minister for Information U Ye Htut calls for strict measures against political bias  in news coverage of the election.
Union Minister for Information U Ye Htut calls for strict measures against political bias in news coverage of the election.

Union Minister for Information U Ye Htut warned TV and radio stations Saturday that they risk losing their broadcasting licenses if they air biased views and breach the industry code of ethics during the campaign period for the upcoming general election.
The minister made the statement at a meeting to clarify the code of ethics for TV and radio broadcasters.
Cherry FM was under investigation for improper expressions in two of its programmes — “Happy Time” and “Don’t Get Angry”­— he said, adding that similar incidents are likely to arise at other stations.
Violators must apologize publicly and face closure for a specific length of time and lawsuits, he said.
Broadcast media face criticism at home and abroad as there arose question of whether their coverage are fair or not than print outlets given the nature of their partnership with Myanma Radio and Television.
U Ye Htut called for strict measures against political bias in news coverage of the election, urging MRTV-4, MNTV and FM stations to give all parties an equalnumber of political broadcasts. The meeting was attended by Deputy Minister U Paik Htway and representatives of Forever Group Co Ltd, Shwe Than Lwin Media Co Ltd, Mandalay FM, Pyinsawadi FM, Cherry FM, Padamya FM, FM Bagan and Shwe FM.

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