2017 Agenda

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Agenda 2017 - Strategies and way forward

07 DECEMBER 2017 (THURSDAY): MEDIA DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

8:30 AM

Registration

9:00 AM

Opening Session

Speakers:

»         H.E The President / H.E The State Counsellor

»         H.E the Union Minister of Information

»         Ms. Min Jeong Kim, Head of Office – UNESCO

»         U Thiha Saw, Secretary, Myanmar Press Council

Keynote Speech:

Dr. Zin Mar Kyaw, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism, National Management Degree College, Yangon University

10:00 AM

Group Picture / Tea Break

10:30 AM

PARALLEL SESSIONS

Session 1 (A): UPHOLDING PROFESSIONALISM THROUGH PRACTICING JOURNALIstic ETHICS

Panellists:

»         Daw May Thingyan Hein, C E O, Myitmakha Media

»         U Zayar Hlaing, Chief Editor, Mawgun Magazine

»         Mr. Bambang Harymurti, The Commissioner of PT Tempo Inti Media Tbk

Moderator: U Sein Win, Training Director, Myanmar Journalism Institute

30 minutes for presentations / 45 minutes for discussion 

SESSION 1 (b): Media plurality and sustainability

Panellists:

»         Daw Aye Aye Zin, Founder, Thaninthayi Journal and Dawei Watch

»         U Kyaw Min Swe, Chief Editor, The Voice

»         Mr. Michael Pan, Executive Director, Internews

Moderator: U Ko Ko (Settmu Tetkatho) Patron, Myanmar Journalists Association

30 minutes for presentations / 45 minutes for discussion  

11:45 AM

PARALLEL SESSIONS

SESSION 2 (a):  Access to Information and information outreach 

Panellists:

»         Daw Nwe Zin Win, Executive Director, Pyi Gyi Khin  

»         Lawi Weng, Reporter, Irrawaddy

»         Mr. Toby Mendel, Executive Director, Centre for Law and Democracy

»         Moderator:  Daw Thin Thin Aung, Director, Mizzima Media Group

30 minutes for presentations / 45 minutes for discussion  


Session 2 (B): Safety of Journalists and the issue of impunity on crimes against journalists

Panellists:

»         U Aung Ko Ko @Ko Aung (DBV), Broadcast Journalist, DVB TV News

»         U Yu Lwin, Commissioner, Myanmar Human Right Commission 

»         Dr. Ranga Kalansooriya, Regional Advisor Asia, International Media Support

Moderator: U Myint Kyaw, Member, Myanmar Press Council    

30 minutes for presentations / 45 minutes for discussion  

1:00 PM

LUNCH

2:00 PM

PARALLEL SESSIONS

Session 3 (A): Media legislation and freedom of expression online and offline

Panellists:

»         Daw Yin Yadanar Thein, Programme Manager, Freedom Expression Myanmar

»         U Than Zaw Aung, Secretary, Myanmar Media Lawyers’ Network

»         Mr. Thomas Baerthlein, Project Manager Community Media, DW Akademie   

Moderator: U Toe Zaw Latt, Bureau Chief (Myanmar), DVB

30 minutes for presentations / 45 minutes for discussion

Session 3 (B): The role of Ethnic media in peace-building

Panellists:

»         Mai Naing Naing Oo, Chief Editor, Managar Journal

»         Nan Paw Gay, Chief Editor, Karen Information Centre

»         Ko Min Min, Founder, Root Investigative Agency (RIA)

Moderator: U Kyaw Lynn Oo, Coordinator, Myanmar Peace Council

30 minutes for presentations / 45 minutes for discussion

3:15 PM

TEA BREAK

3:45 PM

SESSION 4: Countering misinformation in the digital age

Panellists:

»         Daw Htike Htike Aung, Executive Director, MIDO   

»         U Han Thar Nyein, Editor, Kamayut Media

»         Mr. Pierre Francois Docquir, Senior Legal Officer, Article 19

»         Ms. Ljiljana Zurovac, DW Akademie Myanmar Press Council Consultant

Moderator: 

U Nay Phone Latt , Member of Parliament, Yangon (former Executive Director of MIDO)

40 minutes for presentations / 60 minutes for discussion  

5:00 PM

END OF DAY 1

7:00 PM

Dinner



08 DECEMBER (FRIDAY): WORKING SESSION

9:30 AM

Session 5:  Media development in myanmar: strategies and the way forward (I) REPORTING BACK from BREAK-UP SESSIONS

Representatives of the break up sessions (1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B) and Session 4 will present their recommendations to the larger group. These presentations should confine to summery but not long presentations.

Panellists:

»         Representative/Moderator of Session 1A

»         Representative/Moderator of Session 1B

»         Representative/Moderator of Session 2A

»         Representative/Moderator of Session 2B

»         Representative/Moderator of Session 3A

»         Representative/Moderator Session 3B

»         Representative/Moderator Session 4

Moderator: U Thiha Saw, General Secretary, Myanmar Press Council  

30 minutes for presentations / 45 minutes for discussion  

11.45 AM

Session 6: media development in myanmar: strategies and the way forward (II) Concluding Session and Closing

The session will summarize the main points and key recommendations shared by panellists and participants.

»         Speaker 1 – H.E The Union Minister of Information

»         Speaker 2 – H.E Mr. Staffan Herrström, Ambassador of Sweden in Myanmar

»         Speaker 3 – U Ko Ko Zaw, Than Lwin Times

»         Speaker 4 – U Myo Tha Htet, Media Advisor, Internews

Chair: UNESCO

Duration: 45 minutes for presentations

12.30 PM

lunch / end of conference

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