Fojo Media Institute - Democratic Voice of Burma

First Impressions of Chiang Mai

The building is deceptive. Three storeys high with a roof terrace spanning the entire length and width of the white washed building. Grubby and dull on the outside - but full of vibrancy, warmth and high hopes on the inside.

DVB Technicial Team and Nay ThwinThe Democratic Voice of Burma TV station, based in Chiang Mai, in North Thailand was certainly an eye opener to me - a freelance Broadcast Journalist from London, more akin to working in state of the art buildings with matching studios and newsrooms to boot and the latest technology has to offer.

I am here in Chiang Mai on a mission. My main objective is to raise the standards of on-screen presentation of both reporters and the face of DVB - the presenters. I had planned on being more of an observer on day one; I wanted to get a sense of the place, of the people. Assess the news output and gather my thoughts. However, I felt an urge to just get on with it.

 

Röster inifrån och ut, utifrån och in

Tibet - tidningsläs2Peldon och Tashi vill vara röster för de röstsvaga och deras jobb är mer en passion än ett arbete.Det var den 11 mars 2008, andra dagen av nyväckta protester och upplopp i Tibet mot det kinesiska styret, en resning som skulle mötas av hårda motattacker från kinesisk polis och militär men som också skulle sprida sig runtom i världen. Tenzin Peldon, chefredaktör för Voice of Tibet i Dharamsala hade just fått ett anonymt tips om att ringa ett nummer i Tibets huvudstad Lhasa för att få tala med någon av de inblandade. Hon slog numret och en munk från Seraklostret strax utanför Lhasa svarade.

Ethnic TV news

Unique Myanmar TV: Ethnic language news tackles difficult questions

– Independent TV news on eight different ethnic Myanmar languages has never before been done, says Aung Naing with a smile in between checking scripts for the participants at the ongoing TV training in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
It's from here, from the studio of DVB, Democratic Voice of Burma that Burma News International; BNI will air the unique program.

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