Myanmar’s new government promised media reform when it took power, but it hasn’t happened. The government, the military, or joint ventures with them dominate Burmese media. Direct ownership, regulations, and anti-defamation provisions and other restrictive laws are used to counter the role of an independent press.
1. Myanmar Media Reform: Past, Present and Future – Toe Zaw Latt, Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB)
2. A Landscape Transformed: Ethnic Media in Peace Building – Khin Maung Shwe, Media Director, FHI360
3. The Situation of Myanmar Media Behind the Curtain of “Legal Reform” – Yin Yadanar Thein, Program Manager, Free Expression Myanmar (FEM)
4. Laws Curtailing Freedom of Expression Online – Htaike Htaike Aung, Myanmar ICT for Development Organization
Coordinator: Ohnmar Nyunt; Chair: Gayathry Venkiteswaran