MPC’s 2nd paper reading session, book sales festival conclude

Attendents listen to paper reading on democracy and the media as the fourth pillar at the paper reading session at the Printing and Publishing Department yesterday.  photo: mna
Attendents listen to paper reading on democracy and the media as the fourth pillar at the paper reading session at the Printing and Publishing Department yesterday.  photo: mna

The last day of the Myanmar Press Council’s (MPC) second paper reading session, conducted under the theme “Democratic State of Myanmar and the establishment of a strong fourth pillar,” was held at the Information Ministry’s Printing and Publishing Department (PPD), Central Press Building, Theinbyu Street, Yangon, yesterday morning.
The paper reading session’s Organising Committee Chairman and MPC Vice Chairman (1) U Ohn Kyaing (Hanthawady U Ohn Kyaing) and MPC members Dr. Zaw Than and U Myo Ko Myo acted as chairmen and introduced the paper readers to the audience.
Next, Dr. Maung Maung San presented “World of the Jimmy and our world,” followed by paper readings on “Battles of press freedom” by U Myat Khaing (MJA) and “Review of present news media” by U Kyi Naing (MWU).
In the afternoon, the paper reading session continued, and MPC members Dr Tin Tun and U Khaing Myat Kyaw, and Associate Secretary-1 of MPC Dr. Thin Thin Thar acted as chairpersons. They then introduced the paper readers to the audience.
U Nyunt Tin (Maung Nyein Thu–Gyobinkauk) (MWA) read “Journalists and ethics,” followed by paper readings on “Status of media freedom during the NLD government” by U Chit Win Maung (MJU) and “Rakhine State affair and usage of a peaceful newspaper” by U Zeya (Thargyi Maung Zeya).
It was followed by a question-and-answer section, and chairpersons and paper readers were awarded prizes by MPC Vice Chairman (1) U Ohn Kyaing (Hanthawady U Ohn Kyaing) and MPC Vice Chairman (2) Dr. Myo Thant Tin.
Book lovers thronged the more than 100 bookstalls at yesterday’s ceremony.—Myanmar News Agency

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