Friday, June 16, 2017

Conference held for public service broadcasting

June 15, 2017
A conference for Dialogues on Freedom of Expression Issues Focus on Public Service Broadcasting was held yesterday in Thingaha Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw. The conference is collaboration between the Ministry for Information and UNESCO.

Deputy Director-General U Win Kyi from MRTV and Media Development Expert Mikel Agurri Idiaquez from UNESCO-Myanmar gave opening speeches.

Afterwards, Advisor of UNESCO-Myanmar, Romon R. Tuazon, an official from Australian Broadcasting Corporation International Development and Director-General U Zaya from MRTV talked about public service media, the launch of public service media in Myanmar and draft laws for public service media respectively.

This was followed by participants of the conference giving advice for how a public service media should be adapted to Myanmar’s requirements.

The purpose of the conference was to think of ways for a media that truly represented the public to emerge; an endeavor that has been aimed for since 2002. Participants also discussed the need for capable personnel to handle a truly public-oriented media and the need for media freedom in a democratic society.

Participants of the conference included Hluttaw representatives, department officials, Tatmadaw officials and representatives from UNESCO.

Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar

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