The Ministry of Information conducts a four-day training course on video reporting to upgrade its MOI Web portal that is now presenting the news in texts and photos.
Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun presided over the opening ceremony of the course held at the ministry in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
He said the ministry is disseminating information by using its media platforms of radio, television, social media, printed newspapers and online news, while its Information and Public Relations Department is managing MOI Web portal.
The Deputy Minister said that MOI is also focusing on social and online media platforms which have become popular among the public in searching news as the number of mobile phone sim cards has outnumbered the country’s population, and most of the 20 million social media users are reading news on mobile phones, with a sharp decline in readership of printed newspapers.
He also said that video reporting will cover news, entertainment programmes, regional traditions and festivals for MOI Web portal.
Then, U Aung Tin Tun, the trainer of the course, introduced video production techniques on smart phones.
Attended by 20 trainees from IPRD, the course will run up to 1 November to train for using smartphone cameras, news writing, editing movie clips on smartphones. —MNA
(Translated by Aung Khin)