Speaking at a conference on media development in Naypyidaw, Information Minister Pe Myint urges the media to use caution when reporting sensitive news.
Information Minister Pe Myint said private media should work together with the government to help improve the country’s media environment.
As a former member of Burma’s Press Council, Information Minister Pe Myint is expected to push for further reforms of the media sector.
Burma’s private media operators, arguing that state-owned outlets have an unfair advantage, call for an end to government control.
MOI has served a judicial summons to the Myanmar Herald Journal notifying the weekly that it has been charged with defamation under the Media Law.
MOI said it plans to sue the Herald for defamation after it quoted an NLD leader making a statement which the MOI claims “hurt the dignity and rights of [President…