Phandeeyar participated in a panel discussion at the 5th Myanmar Media Development Conference organised by the Myanmar Press Council on the 7th of November.
The conference was organized by the Myanmar Press Council, Myanmar Journalists Association, Myanmar Journalists Network, Myanmar Journalist Union, Burma News International and the Myanmar Journalism Institute, the Myanmar Media Development Thematic Working Group (MDTWG), in partnership with UNESCO and International Media Support –Fojo Media Institute ( Media Development Program Myanmar) , USAID, fhi 360, DW Akademie, Internews, Shwe Thanlwin Media Co.,Ltd and the Ministry of Information.
This year’s theme was “Inclusive Media in a New Democracy”. Key players from the media organisations led discussions around media laws, safety of journalists, gender issues, right to information, sustainability of the independent media, enhancing the voices from social media and community media.
Phandeeyar talked about the growth of social media and its implications on the media practices and the sector.
Read more about this conference on Global New Light of Myanmar.