Myanmar media leaders discuss the Myanmar crisis
By Mizzima Sun, March 14, 2021
The Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand has just held a special session on the crisis in Myanmar.
As protesters from all walks of life continue their campaign of civil disobedience against the junta and security forces intensify their violent responses, independent media are also under attack.
Frontline journalists including photographers, reporters, videojournalists and fixers are being targeted for reporting on protests or even attempting to interview officials. Frequent internet blockages, lethal violence by security forces and logistical difficulties are making their jobs more perilous by the day. Yet, amid the welter of rumour and disinformation, it is more urgent than ever to record events accurately and maintain information flows.
The session included Soe Myint, founder and Editor in Chief of Mizzima Media, Sonny Swe, Co-founder and publisher of Frontier Myanmar, Thiha Saw, former editor Myanmar Times and former executive director of Myanmar Journalism Institute and veteran journalist, Cape Diamond, Freelance journalist, Myanmar, and Poppy McPherson, Reuters Myanmar bureau chief, and Jonathan Head, BBC Southeast Asia correspondent. The session was moderated by Gwen Robinson, Editor-at-large, Nikkei Asia and FCCT President.
SOURCE – Mizzima, Myanmar Sun, March 14, 2021