Yangon - The fifth annual Myanmar Media Development Conference takes place 7-8 November in Yangon, focusing on the theme of “Inclusive Independent Media in a New Democracy.”
For the fifth consecutive year, national and international media stakeholders, members of civil society and government representatives will meet to discuss the status of and way forward for media development in Myanmar, and this year in particular will be an opportunity for engagement with the country’s newly elected government.
The 2016 conference will give particular attention to issues of gender and ethnicity in Myanmar’s media. Efforts have also been made to ensure a balanced representation of gender and ethnicity on each panel, and the situation of ethnic media and female journalists will be a cross-cutting theme. One session will be devoted entirely to a discussion of women and media,
Discussions at this year’s conference will draw heavily from the recently-published Assessment of Media Development in Myanmar. Based on UNESCO’s Media Development Indicators, the report analyses the Myanmar media sector and helps to place it in a global context by marking Myanmar’s progress and highlighting areas for improvement.
The 5th Myanmar Media Development Conference is organised by the Myanmar Press Council, Myanmar Journalist Association, Myanmar Journalist Network, Myanmar Journalist Union, Burma News International and Myanmar Journalism Institute with support from Myanmar Ministry of Information (MoI), UNESCO, the IMS-FOJO Media Development Programme in Myanmar, Deutsche Welle Akademie, USAID, Centre for Law and Democracy, Internews, DVB, ARTICLE 19, Mizzima, and FHI 360.
7&8 November, 8:30AM-5:00PM, Chatrium Hotel, Yangon.