Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Promoting National Unity at Ethnic Media Conference in Kayah State

June 26, 2017
The first day of the Fifth Annual Ethnic Media Conference opened with speeches and dances in Loikaw, Kayah State yesterday under the title “Promoting the Ethnic Media in Political Transition in Myanmar.”

Nai Kasauh Mon, executive director of Burma News International (BNI) urged mainstream media outlets to provide increased assistance for ethnic media. Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint responded that his ministry will do all it can to help development of ethnic media.

Kayah State Chief Minister U L Phaung Sho said the media sector of the main pillars in Myanmar’s democratic transition; others include the rule of law and governance.

Mr. Chris Hobbs, Deputy Mission Director of USAID’s Office of Democracy and Government and Say Reh Soe, chief editor of the Kantarawaddy Times, explained the requirements for the development of the ethnic media sector.

Conference participants discussed difficulties and potential opportunities for ethnic media outlets.
Kayah State (IPRD)
Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar

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