16 June 2019
Information and Public Relations Department (IPRD) under the Ministry of Information, International Media Support – IMS, and Fojo Media Institute signed the existing extended Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on media cooperation in Yangon on Saturday.
The MoU was signed with the purpose to draw laws and policies in line with international standards, to help the media personnel work professionally, to provide access of information to men and women based on social media and to help them participate in the public forum. The existing MoU was signed by IPRD, IMS and the Fojo Media Institute in 2013.
It was now extended one year until March 2020. Under the MoU, the media development workshops have been organized for disseminating knowledge on media and legal affairs. It also assisted for broadcasting ethnic language programs and holding ethnic media conference.
Under the extension of the MoU, assistance will be made for media development, holding ethnic media conference and four pillars meetings and conducting training in cooperation with international organizations. Plans are underway to implement pilots projects for radio programme in some villages of Ayeyawady region and Chin State.
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