Yangon, 26 June 2016
A delegation of Burma News Intentional (BNI) recently met the Myanmar Union information minister U Pe Myint in the national capital city of Naypyidaw and discussed various issues relating to the development of ethnic media groups in the Southeast Asian country.
During the meeting held at Naypyidaw information ministry hall on Friday, the delegates pointed out their problems and asked for ministry’s immediate help to sustain various Burmese ethnic media outlets, informed Ma Nan Paw Gay, the executive director of BNI, who was present in the meeting.
The Union minister assured all possible helps for the regional and ethnic media groups citing the reason that those are comparatively weaker than the mainstream media houses.
“I had a very fruitful discussion with the BNI officials. However we need more such discussions for a final resolution. So we decided to continue our engagements,” said the minister.
Altogether 10 editors from different ethnic media groups attended the meet and requested the minister for due supports. They explained that besides the BNI members, other ethnic media groups also deserve patronages from the Information ministry.
The BNI executive director Ma Nan Paw Gay, who is also the chief editor of Karen Information Center, pointed out that the BNI was expecting help & cooperation from the Union information ministry on the fields of training, workshop and technical enhancements for the benefit of ethnic media outlets.
The meeting was also attended by the information ministry’s permanent secretary U Tin Swe along with five other senior officers, BNI board members namely Nai Kasauh Mon and Khaing Mrat Kyaw and few other editors from different ethnic media houses.