Yangon government takes first move to bring Reuters to court

The Yangon government has filed a complaint against international news agency Reuters before the Myanmar Press Council over a report about the alleged lack of transparency in the procurement of buses, a senior member of the council said Tuesday. The Yangon government’s move was the first step in hauling Reuters to court, according to legal […]

Five Content Providers to be Announced at The End of This Month

​​ Five content providers in a shortlist of ten companies will be announced at the end of this month, said Dr Pe Myint, from the Ministry of Information. The minister made his remarks when he explained the ministry’s work progress and future tasks to MPs at the dinning hall after the regular session of the […]

Myanmar media outlets enter new era

After more than a year of civilian rule in Myanmar, the country’s media has started to emerge from a climate of fear and suppression. But as the country’s media sector grows rapidly, there are still challenges facing the industry in this newly opened nation now embracing modern times. “[The] Press Freedom Index’s ranking said that […]

Yangon Region Cabinet sues CEO Dr Than Tun Aung and Eleven Media Group for Libel

Dr Than Tun Aung, the CEO of Daily Eleven and Eleven Media Group, has been sued under the telecommunications law by the Yangon Region cabinet for libel, according to U Phyo Min Thein, chief minister of the cabinet. The article that prompted the legal action was titled, “One year after the election,” published in the […]

Singapore is leading investor in Myanmar’s Thilawa economic zone

YANGON – Singapore is the top investor so far in a huge industrial zone on the outskirts of Yangon, the Eleven Media Group reported, citing the country’s Directorate of Investment and Company Administration. Housing everything from children’s toy manufacturing to a car assembly plant and a deep sea port, the US$1.5 billion (S$2 billion) Thilawa […]

Myanmar, Thai media firms link up to boost quality content

AMID intense competition in the emerging broadcasting industry of Myanmar, leading media companies are seeking content partners from Thailand in order to improve the quality of their content to serve increasing demand from local audiences. Recently, Shwe Than Lwin Media, Myanmar’s leading operator of free-to-air and subscription-based TV services, formed a 70:30 joint venture with […]