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2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development
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Wednesday, September 21 • 09:30 - 10:30
Educating tomorrow's journalists during political transitions: Myanmar Journalism Institute

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The Myanmar Journalism Institute was officially registered in Yangon, Myanmar, in 2014. It aims at becoming the leading independent national media development institute providing high quality services and training according to international standards of journalism ethics, neutrality, pluralism, and methodology of investigation. It is the first private and independent journalism school offering a one-year training program to working journalists and entry-level students. In its programs, the Institute is addressing the needs defined by Myanmar's media stakeholders, as the media industry continues to evolve following the liberalisation of the media sector with the democratic transition. It was launched with the assistance of a four European countries in partnership with the Burmese media group “Forever”. The courses of the MJI are open to all media groups and is based upon consultation and participation of all local stakeholders including the Ministry of Information, journalists’ associations, press groups and organisations, universities and NGOs.

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Sein Win

Training Director, Myanmar Journalism Institute
Sein Win (a) Thaw Zin Tun, Myanmar, is the Training Director for the Myanmar Journalism Institute (MJI). The Institute is the country's first private journalism school aimed at training students from all over the country to become professional journalists and providing professional development training for media organisations and experienced media personnel. Sein Win has been active in Myanmar media development for a couple of years. Sein... Read More →
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Athens Zaw Zaw

Correspondent, Agence France-Presse
Athens Zaw Zaw, Myanmar, is a correspondent for the Agence France-Presse (AFP). Prior to joining AFP he has worked as an online editor for Eleven Media Group, one of the biggest media groups in Myanmar. He has also worked as a journalist for the Swe Sone Media Group and the Wati Media Group. He has a Diploma in Communication, Journalism and Related Programs from the Myanmar Journalism Institute and as a professional journalist as well as one of... Read More →

Wednesday September 21, 2016 09:30 - 10:30

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