2015 agenda

4th Media Development Conference: New Dynamics in Myanmar Media

 

10 DECEMBER 2015 (THURSDAY)

8:30 AM REGISTRATION
9:00 AM

Opening Session

Remarks by:

  • H.E U Ye Htut, Union Minister, Ministry of Information
  • U Khin Maung Lay, Chairman, Myanmar News Media Council
  • U Aung Shin, Member - Central Committee and Central Information Committee, National League for Democracy
  • Sardar Umar Alam, Head of Office, UNESCO Myanmar

Keynote speech: Mr. Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Journalist – South East Asia Media Analyst

10:00 AM GROUP PICTURE / TEA BREAK HOSTED BY INTERNEWS
10:30 AM SESSION 1: MEDIA IN AN EMERGING DEMOCRATIC FORMATION

Panellists:

  • H.E U Ye Htut, Union Minister, Ministry of Information
  • U Pe Myint, Vice Chairman, Myanmar News Media Council
  • Daw Thin Thin Aung, Executive Director, Women in Myanmar Society Program
  • Mr. Kavi Chongkitavorn, Senior Journalist – South East Asia Media Analyst

Moderator: U Thiha Saw, Executive Director, Myanmar Journalism Institute

11:45 AM

SESSION 2: HOW WE REPORTED ON RECENTLY CONCLUDED MYANMAR ELECTIONS – REFLECTIONS ON CONDUCT

Panellists:

  • U Arr Mann, Deputy Chief Editor, 7 Day Newspaper
  • U Kyaw Swar Minn, General Secretary, Myanmar Journalists Association
  • Daw May Thingyan Hein, Chief Executive Officer, Myit Ma Kha News Agency
  • Eberhard Laue, International Media Expert, EU Observation Mission

Moderator: U Soe Myint, Editor in Chief and Managing Director, Mizzima Media Group

1:00 PM LUNCH HOSTED BY BBC MEDIA ACTION
2:00 PM

SESSION 3: NEW DYNAMICS IN BROADCAST EXPANSION (MAIN BALLROOM)

Panellists:

  • U Ze Yar, Director, MRTV
  • U Khin Maung Win, Deputy Director, DVB
  • Toby Mendel, Executive Director, Centre for Law and Democracy
  • Radka Betcheva, Consultant, European Broadcast Union and MRTV

Moderator: U Ye Min Oo, General Manager, Sky Net Media

 

SESSION 4: GENDER IN MEDIA – THE MYANMAR STORY (MANDALAY ROOM)

Panellists:

  • Daw Moe Thuzar Aung, Director, MRTV
  • Daw Thin Thin Thar, Executive Member, Myanmar Journalist Union
  • U Billy Kan Myat, Programme Manager, Thingaha Gender Organization
  • Annami Löfving, Advisor, The Alliance for Gender Inclusion in the Peace Process
Moderator: Johan Romare, Director, Fojo Institute Sweden
3:15 PM TEA BREAK HOSTED BY DW AKADEMIE
3:45 PM SESSION 5: THE EMERGING GIANT – SOCIAL MEDIA 

Panellists:

  • Daw Yadanar Htun, Co- Founder, Myanmar ICT Development Organization (MIDO)
  • Daw Myat Su Mon, Co-trainer, Internews Myanmar
  • U Thiha Thwe, Journalist, NHK
  • Nalaka Gunawardene, New Media Expert, Social Media Activist from Sri Lanka

Moderator: U Zayar Hlaing, General Secretary, Myanmar Journalist Network

5:00 PM END OF DAY 1


11 DECEMBER 2015 (FRIDAY)

9.30 AM

SESSION 6: STEPS TOWARDS A BETTER INFORMED SOCIETY THROUGH ACCESS TO INFORMATION

Panellists:

  • U Ye Tint, Director General, Ministry of Information
  • Mi Kun Chan Non, Vice Chairperson, Mon Women Organization
  • U Zaw Thet Htwe, Executive Member, Myanmar Journalist Union
  • Mogens Schmidt, former Deputy Assistant Director General for Communication and Information, UNESCO

Moderator: U Myint Kyaw, Executive, Myanmar Journalists NetworK

10.45 AM   TEA BREAK HOSTED BY INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SUPPORT
11.15 AM 

SESSION 7: COMMUNITY VOICES THROUGH COMMUNITY MEDIA (MANDALAY ROOM)

Panellists:

  • Aow Kou Rot, Chief Editor, Hinthar Media
  • Daw Su Myat Mon, Senior Producer, Lin Let Kyel Sin program, BBC  
  • U Than Htwe Zaw, General Manager, Cheery FM
  • Daw Khin Thandar Myint , Project Manager, ActionAid Myanmar
  • Birgitte Jallov, Consultant, Empowerhouse

Moderator: Cheri Mangrai, Consultant, Australia Broadcasting Corporation 

 

SESSION 8: PROTECTION AND SAFETY OF STRONG MEDIA VOICES (MAIN BALL ROOM)

UN Plan of Action on Media Safety: Mikel Aguirre Idiaquez, UNESCO Myanmar

Panellists:

  • Daw Tin Zar Zaw, Safety Trainer/Former Member, Myanmar Press Council (Interim)
  • U Paing Soe Oo (J Paing), Photo Journalist
  • Mai Naing Naing Oo, Chief Editor, Marnagar Journal
  • Oliver Spencer, Regional Head, Article 19

Moderator: Michael Pan, Country Director, Internews Myanmar

12.30 PM  LUNCH HOSTED BY UNDP
1.30 PM

SESSION 9: EMERGING ETHNIC MEDIA LANDSCAPE AND ITS CHALLENGES

Panellists:

  • U Brang Mai, Chief Executive Officer, Myitkyina Journal
  • Nan Paw Gay, Chief Editor, Karen Information Centre
  • U Zin Linn, Consultant, Burma News International
  • Ed Legaspi, Executive Director, SEAPA

Moderator: Esben Harboe, Programme Manager, International Media Support

2.45 PM  TEA BREAK HOSTED BY INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SUPPORT
3.15 PM  SESSION 10: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN MEDIA DEVELOPMENT IN MYANMAR: LESSONS LEARNT AND WAY FORWARD

Panellists:

  • U Kyaw Zwa Moe, Irrawaddy
  • David Holmertz, Counsellor, Embassy of Sweden in Myanmar
  • U Win Kyi, Deputy Director General, MRTV
  • Mikel Aguirre Idiaquez, Media Development Expert, UNESCO Myanmar

Moderator: Isabella Kurkowski, Country Representative Myanmar, DW Akademie

4.15 PM 

SESSION 11: CONCLUDING SESSION AND CLOSING

Speakers:

  • H.E Mr. Peter Lysholt Hansen, Ambassador of Denmark
  • Nan Paw Gay, Chief Editor, Karen Information Centre
  • U Thiha Saw, Executive Director, MJI/Secretary, Myanmar News Media Council

Chair: Mr. Sardar Umar Alam, Head of Office, UNESCO Myanmar

5.00 PM   END OF DAY 2

 

 

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