What is the Future of the Media in Myanmar?

The media – once termed the “Fourth Estate” in society by British parliamentarian and philosopher Edmund Burke – plays a vital role in shaping democracy and open public discourse. Its role is particularly important in new democracies, as societies develop both economically and politically, with the people given the opportunity to think critically and vote […]

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 […]

5th Conference on Myanmar Media Development Held

  Afterwards, speeches were heard from the head of UNESCO (Myanmar) Ms. Min Jeong Kim and the Swedish ambassador to Myanmar H.E. Mr. Staffan Herrström, followed by the presentation of an audio file sent by U Khin Maung Lay (Pho Thaukkyar). After the address made by U Thiha Saw, executive director of Myanmar Journalism Institute, […]