As Myanmar transitions to democracy, the country is opening up more opportunities in many spheres of endeavor that will bring about dynamic changes in the country. The media industry welcomes this openness, tracking a new direction towards freedom and responsibility, and engaging more with its audiences.
For this purpose, Myanmar’s broadcast media practitioners are pursuing initiatives to deal with strengthening human resource competence, expanding content sourcing and exchange, tapping new digital technologies and the challenges of sports coverage, among others.
These are concerns that the International Conference on Broadcasting Development aims to examine.
The one-day Conference was held on 14 August 2013 as part of the 39th Annual Gathering / 12th AIBD General Conference & Associated Meetings, organised by AIBD and hosted by Forever Group and Ministry of Information, Myanmar.
In his welcome remarks at the inaugural session, Mr. Winn Maw, Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Forever Group, Myanmar said that the Conference is a platform where local and international broadcast media practitioners converge to learn and exchange knowledge and expertise and expand networking.
Mr. Yang Binyuan, Director of AIBD said in his opening remarks that the Conference provided an opportunity to identify strategies that will raise the quality of broadcasting and contribute towards the flourishing of democracy and development in Myanmar.
Mr. U Tint Swe, Director-General of Myanma Radio and Television (MRTV) delivered the keynote address on behalf of the Ministry of Information, Myanmar, stressing that the Conference would help Myanmar create opportunities for expanding links among broadcasting media, for acquiring broadcasting media knowledge and digital technology.
Four plenary sessions were scheduled for this gathering where panelists and participants engaged in in-depth and lively discussions.
The Conference is another platform that reflects AIBD’s commitment to address future needs of broadcasting development in the Asia-Pacific region.