Soe Myint

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A Comprehensive Media Policy for a Vibrant, Independent and Accountable Media
Thursday, 23 March 2017

Having a free media is an intrinsic part of the democratic governance system as it is a vehicle for transparent and ...

Myanmar’s media landscape five years on
Saturday, 28 February 2015

Dear Friend,

I write to you today from Mizzima’s new headquarters on Pazungtaung Street in Yangon. It is an exciting time for Mizzima, but not only because of our new location. Today, we also celebrate the transition of our Myanmar language Daily News service from print copy to a digital format, as we embrace our drive as a pioneer of a new age of media for a new Myanmar.

Soe Myint in Mizzima's Yangon office
The UN is undermining the Rohingya's right to self identify
Thursday, 26 February 2015
Last week two seemingly unrelated events attracted the attention of this writer. The first was the announcement in the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar that the temporary ID documents known as white cards will expire at the end of March and those who hold them will lose their voting rights.
Migyaungkan land-grab protestors block a gate to Yangon City Hall mid-afternoon on December 12, 2014. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima
Sunday, 14 December 2014

A cacophony of opposing singing and load broadcast music accompanied Migyaungkan land-grab protestors

Iconic character stickers lift MyChat app to top market position
Wednesday, 8 October 2014

“MyChat is tailored for Myanmar youth with localised language, authentic look and feel and localised stickers,”

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

The Parkroyal Hotel conference room was abuzz with discussion on the weekend about how Myanmar tech company developers could help create conditions for a “Silicon Valley” in their country.