Journalist warns social media hampers good journalism in Myanmar, region at BIMSTEC meet

Veteran journalist Bertil Lintner has warned that the rampant misinformation on Facebook and Twitter is having a negative effect on journalism in Myanmar, India and the region, speaking at a forum in Kolkata, India. Swedish journalist and author Bertil Lintner spoke about the media at the two-day Kolkata Colloquium 2019 organized by Observer Research Foundation […]

Myanmar’s elusive gift from god

Ever since I was a little girl I had dreamed of going to Myanmar’s famed ruby mines of Mogok. My father was a gems dealer and I would spend hours watching him cut and polish the raw stones until they sparkled. Yet however much I nagged, he always refused to teach me the trade. “Gems […]

Myanmar media outlets enter new era

After more than a year of civilian rule in Myanmar, the country’s media has started to emerge from a climate of fear and suppression. But as the country’s media sector grows rapidly, there are still challenges facing the industry in this newly opened nation now embracing modern times. “[The] Press Freedom Index’s ranking said that […]