Chin media to attend ethnic media conference in Taunggyi
03 March 2014: Representatives of Chin media agencies based both inside and outside of Chin State are to join the second ethnic media conference to be held in Taunggyi, Shan State on 4-6 March.
Leading members of at least seven news groups from Hakha, Falam, Tahan and Rangoon will attend the Taungkyi event, the theme being ‘Building Networks Among Ethnic Media in Myanmar’.
When asked about the purpose of their participation, Salai Lian, of the Chinland Post, said: “This conference will bring together people from different ethnic groups, especially with media backgrounds, and we would also like to strengthen our communication and network for improving the quality and dissemination of news.”
“We believe that this time people will come up with something more collective and stronger as a group. We would also like to request the next media event to be held in Chin State in a bid to raise more awareness about the importance of news both to the State government and the people,” he added.
The event is organized jointly by Yoma Ahlinn, Shan Than Daw Sint journal, and the Burma News International (BNI), an umbrella network of 11 independent media groups based in Burma and neighboring countries.
In April, last year, about 150 people including representatives from 34 ethnic and mainstream media groups, attended the first ethnic media conference held in Mon State.#