Union information minister meets journalism students

Ma Khin Wadi Oo at an interview. Zaw Min Latt
Ma Khin Wadi Oo at an interview. Zaw Min Latt

Yangon, 9 June — Union Minister for Information U Ye Htut met with students and faculty members of the Journalism Department of National Management College in Yangon on Tuesday and discussed media reform, news gathering methods and press ethics.
Present at the seminar were Principal Dr Daw Tin Tin Htway of the college, Head of Journalism Department Professor Margret Wong, heads of department, external experts, faculty members and students.
The union minister explained challenges for the media and impacts of social media on the press and responded to the queries raised by the attendees.
Journalism students said they were happy to have the opportunity to speak with the minister and that the discussion contributed to their understanding of the media.
“We are glad as the union minister said the Ministry of Information will help our department,” said Ma Khin Wadi Oo, a fourth-year journalism student.
“We can learn his view on the media during the discussions,” said third-year student Maung Lwan Sai Aung. —Yi Yi Myint and Ohmar Thant

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