Now is the time to enhance the capacity of all media as media influences societies through various ways and means, said State Administration Council Chairman Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at the launching ceremony of MRTV Media Worldwide Mobile Satellite Data Application Services (MRTV App & Web) of MRTV under the Ministry of Information at Myanmar International Convention Centre-II in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
Speaking on occasion, the Senior General said that the media sector needs to develop the social, economic life of the ethnic people in accord with the ethics by upholding the interests of the State and the people to enable the people to have democratic knowledge and critical thinking, properly stand on the educational trend and turn out educated youths.
Currently, information technology has advanced. So, moves of media are very effective. As some big countries apply the strategies to control the media of small countries through various ways and means, all the people of Myanmar should do everything under farsightedness and conscience. Freedom of expression, good governance and development are essential for a democratic society. Hence, the media’s role is very important.
At a time when powerful political and economic groups dominate the media, attitudes, loss and feelings of the people are under negligence. Some countries in the democratization process and developing countries may face that they fuel the problems without solving them. Now is the time to enhance the capacity of all media as media influences societies through various ways and means.
Currently, MRTV media application has been developed with the use of modern communication technologies similar to HD TV channels so that audiences can enjoy the MRTV programmes on Android and iOS phones, laptops, desktops, iPad and Note Pads, as well as websites at any time.
Thanks to broadcasting from four international satellites, 46 Myanmar embassies in foreign countries can enjoy the TV programmes well, and arrangements are being made for those from 181 countries to enjoy the programmes.
In so doing, these programmes will be broadcast in English, Spain, France and German in addition to Myanmar. Ethnic people can know the situation of the State and the government’s efforts in time, and the international community can enjoy the programmes on a wider scale.
It is an effort to erect the historical milepost for MRTV in improving its functions using modern techniques. Moreover, it is a milestone for the State Administration Council for its endeavour to result in development undertakings in its tenure.
Media are to give correct information to the people according to ethics to be public media. The Senior General urged all ethnic people to join hands with the government to serve the nation’s interest.
Union Minister for Information U Maung Maung Ohn reported on the development of the media sector, including the initiation of the MRTV App & Web.
The Senior General launched the MRTV Media Worldwide Mobile Satellite Data Application Services and viewed the application and web.
Ethnic people can enjoy 11 sectors, including Documentary, Education, Entertainment, Farming, Myanmar Culture and Sports programmes, in addition to breaking news, business news, community news and daily news through the MRTV media application and live stream through the MRTV HD channel as well. MRTV programmes can be enjoyed via mobile phones, laptops, desktops, iPads, Notepads, and www.mrtvmedia.com. —MNA