Deputy Minister for Information attends talks on development of film industry, graduation ceremony of multimedia journalism course

Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun delives the address at graduation ceremony of the MJI in Yangon. Photo: Ye Htut
Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun delives the address at graduation ceremony of the MJI in Yangon. Photo: Ye Htut

Talks on development of film industry was held at the Film Development Centre in Yangon with an opening address by Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun.
The talks was jointly organized by the Ministry of Information and the Film Development Centre’s management committee with the aim of promoting film production.
In the talks, Director U Aung Ko Latt, Producer U Kyi Win, Director Thiha Kyaw Soe, Producer U Min Soe Thiha and Director Aung Myat discussed the issues related with producing good films.
The talks came to an end with concluding remarks by Daw Swe Zin Htike, member of the management committee the FDC.
Following the event, Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun attended a graduation ceremony of Full-Time Multimedia Journalism Diploma Course-2018 of the Myanmar Journalism Institute held at the Chatrium Hotel in Yangon.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Deputy Minister stressed the important role of independent private media in producing professional journalists in Myanmar.
He also urged the media men to work together with the government, stressing the need to have patience and tolerance to tackle issues caused by frictions between the government and media due to press freedom.
Afterwards, U Kyaw Min Swe, Executive Director of the Myanmar Journalism Institute briefed about courses and efforts for promoting media sector by the institute.
U Myint Kyaw, Chairman of the MJI Board of Directors, suggested to conduct journalism training programmes.
Afterwards, the multimedia diploma certificates were conferred on 17 trainees by the MJI.
Before conclusion of the ceremony, the trainees presented their experiences during the one-year course. — Yi Yi Myint, Ohnmar Thant

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