The first ever ethnic media conference will be hosted in Myanmar by Burma News International (BNI) from April 25-27 at the Strand Hotel in Mawlamyine, Mon State.
The objectives of conference are to help develop a democratic and world standard media law; promote multi-media news agencies in ethnic regions; and, to increase the role of ethnic media in peace processes.
“Burmese language programs are least 10 hours a day and ethnic programs get only total one and half hour. It is not proportionate. We will be pleased if we get 25 percent of the airtime. We will present this case at the conference,” said Nai Banya Aung, editor of the Independent Mon News Agency.
The event will be attended by members of the media, as well as legislators of Mon State and members of the Ministry of Information.