Media Sector Development Coordination meeting held in Nay Pyi Taw

Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint holds the coordination meeting with Myanmar Press Council on development of media  sector yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw.  Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint holds the coordination meeting with Myanmar Press Council on development of media sector yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw.  Photo: MNA

A coordination meeting to discuss different avenues of coopertion for the sustainable development of the media sector was held at 10:30 a.m. yesterday in the Assembly Hall at the Ministry of Information in Nay Pyi Taw.
At the meeting, Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint said there were common objectives between the Ministry of Information and the Myanmar Press Council (MPC), which were to be carried out to ensure continued development within the media sector. Moreover, occasional meetings and discussions have been held to develop the media sector. He added that the Press Council was responsible for safeguarding the rights of media personnel, noting that the media serves the interest of the public by disseminating information to the people. As for the MPC, there remains a duty to address damage caused by media coverage, when those who have been harmed in terms of content such damage. In striving for the development of the media, improvements are needed in the quality of media personnels, while also opening media classes to produce qualified journalists.
In his discussion of media development, Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun talked about the importance of close and transparent cooperation between the Ministry of Information and the MPC, and the need for cooperation to put in place changes in the current system.
Chairman of the MPC Hanthawaddy U Ohn Kyaing, and Vice Chairmen Dr. Myo Thant Tin and U Kyaw Naing (Htet Myat) took part in the discussion regarding current activities of the MPC, with a view on their successes, obstacles, challenges and cooperation to assist in the ongoing development of the media.
Afterwards, members of the MPC and Permanent Secretary U Myo Myint Maung discussed general work requirements.
Also present at the meeting were Chairman of the Myanmar Press Council Hanthawaddy U Ohn Kyaing, Vice Chairmen Dr. Myo Thant Tin and U Kyaw Naing (Htet Myat), Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information, departmental heads under the Ministry of Information, members of the MPC and officials.
The coordination meeting came to an end with concluding remarks by Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint. — MNA (Translated by Win Ko Ko Aung)

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