The Hluttaw, CSOs and the media

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[dropcap font=”0″]H[/dropcap]luttaw representatives are required to communicate effectively among themselves as well as with other major players in the country as information sharing among these players can enhance the performance of parliamentary functions. Therefore, strong mechanisms are needed for communication not only among representatives themselves but also with other players including civil society organizations and the media.
Internal communication among the representatives will strengthen the functions of the Hluttaw such as law making, oversight and representation while the external communication with other players served for the representative function of the Hluttaw.
The relations between the Hluttaw and the public is essential as the representatives are elected by the public. For the relations between the Hluttaw and the public, there are two sectors that can contribute to the functions of the Hluttaw, the civil society organizations and the media. The Hluttaw has a responsibility to incorporate the voices of the public into the decision making process. In this regard, CSOs can help the Hlutttaw by providing the representatives with facts, documents and opinions of the public.
The media can serve as an effective channel for the relations between the Hluttaw and the public. The media can disseminate knowledge about the Hluttaw among the public and how it influences their lives. Therefore, it is important to establish good relations between the Hluttaw and CSOs and the media.

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