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February 28, 2020

Workshop for media on election reporting held in Yangon

The Ministry of Information in partnership with International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Sunday organized a workshop for the media on election reporting here, according to the ministry.
Elections and the role of media, ethics in reporting, interview for story, gathering information from the sources, newsroom management and fundamentals for covering an election, are the main topics of the workshop.
During the one-day workshop, Daw Khin May Zaw, lead trainer of ICFJ, shared her experiences on election reporting, including conversion of the results of polls into stories, voter education and evaluate the fairness of the electoral process.
The workshop also focused on the importance of social networks and digital media and their advantages and disadvantages.
“The media is responsible for providing citizens with sufficient information on voting procedures,” said the trainer.
She also discussed conducting an effective interview with a political candidate or party leader, reporting on vote counting and talking directly to voters to get their opinions on political parties, candidates and issues.
Around 100 reporters and editors from local broadcast and print media as well as news agencies actively participated in the workshop.


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