Crucial role of fourth pillar highlighted in meeting local, foreign media: MoI Union Minister

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Union Minister U Maung Maung Ohn of the Ministry of Information meets local and foreign media persons in Nay Pyi Taw on 30 September 2021.

Union Minister for Information U Maung Maung Ohn met with local and foreign media who attended the press conference No (9/2021) yesterday morning.
The meeting was also attended by Deputy Minister for Information U Ye Tint, the Permanent Secretary and officials, media persons from Myanmar National Post, Tomorrow, Silent Talk, Lu Htu Yin Phwint Than, Power, VOA, Fuji Television, Asahi Shimbun, AFP, Myanmar Public Press, Myanmar Than Daw Sint, Tae Pyaw Media, MNP, Sky Net, Myanmar Hard Talk, Thuriya Nay Wun, the Standard Times, New History for People, Voice of Myanmar, 97 Media, Eleven media, One News Agency, Myanmar Nation, Golden Hand, Who News, Up to Date, Union Daily and Xinhua.
During the meeting, the Union Minister spoke about the current situation of the nation, the role of media, conditions for providing accurate information for the State and the people, the Prime Minister’s emphasis on the importance of the media as the fourth pillar, the ability of the state-owned and private media to work for the benefit of the people, cooperation for the peace, stability and development desired by all the people, rights of journalists under the provisions of the News Media Law, the compliance of the media code of conduct, mutual-understanding between the state-owned and private media, the ability to address difficulties and limitations in media affairs, coordination for the vaccination of media persons, formation of a Viber Group to provide timely information, increasing the number of spokespersons to provide the public with accurate information.
He added the necessity to work following the media code of conduct without any ideology. He cordially discussed that the difficulties of the news media will be coordinated in line with the law. Media persons present at the meeting spoke about the prevention of the flow of misinformation, strengthening of private media, the difficulties encountered in obtaining information and improving the qualification of journalists, and the Union Minister coordinated necessary matters. — MNA

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