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Myanmar journalists keen on gender as a reporting tool, survey shows

Myanmar journalists say they have not had much training on gender issues related to news reporting but know that having a gender perspective is an important journalistic skill – and would find it useful to get more, and deeper, training on using it to strengthen storytelling.

Voices of women journalists in Myanmar

“I know the potential dangers and consider that I could be the one who is shot that day, but I want to go to the demonstrations myself anyway.

I worry about my children who will have no one to take care of them – more than I care about being killed. Another thing I worry about is that international news coverage will stop.

I want peace and I want my children’s future to be beautiful and bright and I also hope for full human rights.”

Eyewitness from Myanmar

Last week a military coup overthrew the government in Myanmar, imprisoning the elected leaders and restricting access to independent information to the public and citizens. Fojo talked to a media professional living in Yangon (the largest city in Myanmar), about how the situation is unfolding.

Myanmar: Improving Gender Sensitivity and Equality Is Key to End Gender-Based Violence

Southeast Asia Media Training Network (SEAMTN) of Fojo Media Institute concludes its 2-week long campaign on ‘Eliminating Gender-Based Violence Against Women and All Forms of Gender Identities’. The online campaign hosts the messages of 42 concerned-individuals of 24 women, 14 men, and 4 other gender-identities from Cambodia (19), Myanmar (21) and Vietnam (2). Among them, 21 are journalists and media trainers.

Covid-19 Second Wave: A Fragile State for Myanmar Journalists

Highly contagious Covid-19 virus second wave believed by health authorities that it ignited from Rakhine State in mid-August stormed off economic sector down in Myanmar and Yangon has become the epicenter of the outbreak.

Myanmar: Legal Reform is a ‘MUST’ for Genuine Media Freedom

This article assesses media freedom under the NLD Government by analyzing the situation of legal reform towards existing laws, which are frequently used to persecute journalists; the number of journalists being prosecuted; and the progress towards achieving right to information.

Axing Glass Ceiling in Myanmar Politics

Treating women as secondary class starting from family matter to politics is an open-secret in Myanmar. However, this narrative is expected to change a bit in near future.

COVID-19 and CLMV: Data-related Skills Needed – And Wanted

How to use data for better storytelling and how to produce infographics topped the online skills that journalists, trainers and news professionals from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) say are most needed in order to stay with COVID-19 as a long-running story.