Mawlamyine, May (4)

The 8th Ethnic Media Conference made the decision to establish a self-regulatory body to guide independent Myanmar media.

The 8th three-day Ethnic Media Conference, organized by Burma News International, was held last week of April under the title of “Media looking forward to a federal Myanmar” for the development, long-term sustainability of Myanmar media and the role of the media in the future federal union.

It is reported that a total of 130 people, including journalists, representatives, partner organizations, diplomatic partners, and donors from 40 local and foreign media outlets, attended the Ethnic Media Conference.

“The main thing is that our independent media needs to be united after the military coup. We all agreed that this is essential when we connect with other countries in the future,” said the spokesperson, Nan Pawt Gay.

She added that the Ethnic Media Conference also covered the topic of funding for the long-term operation of media outlets as well as the security of newsreaders and journalists.

The attendees also agreed that the junta-established Myanmar Media Council does not represent the independent Myanmar media.
At the conference, they also discussed broadcasting, security, and difficulties faced by journalists and media organizations following the coup.

Burma News International (BNI) is composed of 15 media outlets and regional media organizations based in ethnic areas.

News – Than Lwin Times

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