The 2nd Conference on Media Development in Myanmar took place from May 20-21 2013 in Yangon. With over 300 participants, the conference marked another significant milestone in Myanmar’s media reform process. This report is a summary of the presentations held at the conference.
Following a year marked by significant milestones in the media sector, Myanmar media, government, civil society and international media support organisations are set to convene again for the 2nd Conference on Media Development in Myanmar on 20 – 21 May in Yangon
The International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan (IPGA), along with local NGOs Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety, Human Rights Club and Media Rights Institute condemn the persecution of nine journalists, protesters and human rights defenders for exercising their right to freedom of expression and information in Azerbaijan in recent weeks
Killed or coerced into silence. In some areas of Pakistan there is little to no independent journalism. A two-day conference in Islamabad launched new ways of combating the country’s growing journalist safety problem
In the last 10 years, between 500 and 1000 media workers have been killed worldwide. As one of the most hazardous places in the world for journalists, Pakistan accounts for 90 of these cases. An international conference this week in Islamabad sets out to address the problem in a concerted manner
In the first nine months of 2012, 95 journalists, and bloggers were killed, a dramatic increase compared to previous years. The 2nd UN Meeting on the Safety of Journalists and Impunity will be held in Vienna from 22- 23 Nov. as part of international efforts to stem this violence
Since 2003 media support organisations across the world have been pooling their efforts to improve cooperation and coordination between international, national and local media support organisations. This is not always an easy process. Read about the Iraqi experience here
This report summarises the presentations and recommendations made at the 2012 Conference on Media Development in Myanmar organised by the Myanmar Ministry of Information and Culture and UNESCO in cooperation with International Media Support (IMS) and Canal France International.
From 10-11 April more than twenty representatives from international and Iraqi media support organisations are meeting in Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan to discuss how to improve their future efforts through better coordination
From 1-2 March more than 40 international and local media support organisations met in Bangkok to discuss how to improve their efforts through collaboration
How should media in Southeast Asia be strengthened? More than 40 international and local media support organisations are meeting in Bangkok to discuss
Hungary's new model of media regulation is creating a chilling effect and undermining freedom of expression, according to an international partnership mission comprised of leading press freedom and media development organisations
After the death of Colonel Gadaffi, Libya's media finds itself without former strict ties, but is met with challenges to make full use of its newfound freedoms. IMS and a number of international organisations visited the country to explore ways of moving forward
In a bid to pool their efforts, representatives of 13 international and Arab media support organisations are visiting Libya to explore ways of strengthening independent media
Progress in the area of freedom of speech, but also a marked shortage of trained journalists and journalist unions. These are among the findings in a new report looking at the media in Bhutan released by IMS and partners