With nearly 300 participants, the second Myanmar Media Development Conference, held from May 20-21 in Yangon, was a major milestone in Myanmar’s media reform process. Under the theme “The role of the media in democratic transitions: successes, challenges and perspectives for the future”, government representatives, private and state media companies, professional associations of journalists, universities, civil society, and international organizations came together to find the balance. . find it and move on. a set of practical recommendations for media development in Myanmar.
The conference came after a year of drastic changes in the Burmese media sector, with the abolition of censorship, the drafting of new media laws, the establishment of a provisional press council, and the recent resumption of Burmese private newspapers.
The media reform in our country cannot be fully implemented without the active participation of all of you, ‘said U Aung Kyi, Minister of Information of the Union, at the opening of the conference.
He covered topics such as media laws and regulations; regional media reforms; media, peace and conflict; media case; public media; media and good governance; and training and education in journalism.