Digital Media Trends and Opportunities Webinar discusses promotion of new media

Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint joined the Digital Media Trends and Opportunities Webinar organized by the formation committee on Myanmar Digital Media Association yesterday.
The discussion was taken part by Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun, Permanent Secretary U Myo Myint Maung, departmental heads, the committee members, media personnel and some other enthusiasts of digital media.
In delivering opening remark, the Union Minister expressed his appreciation for the efforts of leading persons at the committee and the speakers for sharing knowledge at the event.
He also remarked that it was expected more experts and media enthusiasts could join the future works after they realized the objectives of the committee.
U Thaung Su Nyein, the chairman of formation committee, made an opening remark, talking about the 2020 General Election and the COVID-19 pandemic in Myanmar as both issues are largely concerned with the media personnel.
He continued the background reasons for forming an association to promote and protect the rights of digital media producers and its users, adding that the committee was set up on 1 September and it will invite more members for digital media development in Myanmar.
U Ko Ko (Ko Ko-YIT), vice-chairman of committee, discussed the topic of ‘Digital Media Guide to Work-from-Home that explained the need of a balance between comfort and professionalism in this working style, skills in using mobile applications for management in the works, media equipment, quality productions and media ethics.
U Min Swe Hlaing, the secretary of committee, presented the topic of ‘Digital Media Monetization Opportunities & Challenges’ on the importance of content and production in digital media based on the changing trend and figures of mobile phone users, internet users, social internet users, and number of viewers.
He also talked about international trends in producing quality content and effective distribution, monthly-payment of viewers, relations between advertisement on digital media and E-commerce, income sources of digital media, and difficulties in getting incomes through Facebook and Youtube.
The questions of Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun and online participants were answered by U Thaung Su Nyein, U Min Swe Hlaing and Acting Director-General U Aye Kywe from the Information and Public Relations Department.—MNA
(Translated by Aung Khin)

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