Press statement on Harn Yawnghwe’s visit to Burma

The Board of Directors of DVB is satisfied with the intentions of Acting Excecutive Director Harn Yawnghwe in his current visit to Burma. It is a private visit that was arranged before he was appointed as Acting Excecutive Director of the DVB.

The Board is satisfied that his visit will not adversely affect DVB‘s operations or the security of our personnel in Burma. Harn Yawnghwe does not personally know any of the DVB reporters in Burma.

Harn Yawnghwe has not been authorised to enter into negotiations with the Burmese government on behalf of the DVB. DVB policy decisions will, as before, have to be approved by the Board, and the DVB editorial policy is decided by the Chief Editor and Deputy Chief Editor in the DVB head office in Oslo.