11 October 2018
With the aim of connecting people from different backgrounds, regions and experiences across the country and exploring the issues of peace, conflict and identity, BBC Media Action launched a new TV program named “Khan Sar Kyi” on Wednesday. The program is funded by the Joint Peace Fund and produced by BBC Media Action in partnership with local media, civil society and peace process stakeholders in Myanmar.
“Khan Sar Kyi” includes a mixture of factual information, expert and guest interviews, discussions, music and personal stories from all of the states and regions in Myanmar. It also focuses on a more hard-hitting discussion program in which audiences are invited to discuss with people in power about the different challenges, ideas and solutions for finding peace in Myanmar.
Country Director, BBC Media Action, Rachael McGuin said “Our goal is to support the development of Myanmar in media communication, to support peace and security in the country as well as livelihoods and health. We hope that Khan Sar Kyi will provide a platform for many different voices of different communities in Myanmar to come together to discuss there are deals and solutions for peace building for understanding each other. “ “We hope to be able to provide program in discussion around upcoming election and also some areas such as health and education.”
The show features special guests from the parliaments, government and ethnic leaders and democracy activists who travel around the country to learn about the lives of local people.
Deputy Director, Myanmar Radio and Television, Kyi Tun said “It is a perfect one because it includes talk shows, discussions and many others. When we go to a place like conflict region, we can explore their culture, community as well as how they struggle their daily life without peace. So we will get the thinking process of implementing on peace. I think this TV program will be a great one for the citizens.”
It is learnt that “Khan Sar Kyi” will be broadcast for 48 weeks biweekly on MRTV on Tuesday at 9:15 pm and on Sunday at 11:00 am as well as on Mizzima TV on Thursday at 8:00 pm, Friday at 11:00 am and Sunday at 9:30 am.