Roundtable: Myanmar’s Media Landscape: Changes and Challenges

In the more open reporting environment in today’s Myanmar, the media – in all its print, broadcast and online platforms – hosts discussion and debate on a wide range of issues that influence Myanmar’s transformation. The various media reports and analyses have also fuelled discussions and debate, playing an important role in covering public opinion on social and environmental issues and concerns, and influencing some policy outcomes.  The roundtable discussion on 23 March 2017 will discuss the contours of this changing media landscape in Myanmar, and the challenges going forward. Representatives of the print/online and broadcast media in Myanmar, as well as officers of the Ministry of Information, will share their insights and perspectives at this roundtable.  Topics to be discussed include:

  • Existing legal framework and future prospects
  • Media reforms and the private media
  • Media as civil society
  • Implementation issues
  • Reporting developments in Myanmar
  • Dynamics of broadcast media

Programme: The Symposium’s programme can be found here.

Attendance at this event is free of charge but registration is required by 21 March 2017.

Registration: To register, please complete this form and return it by fax:  6775-6264 or email it to by 21 March 2017.

As seats are limited, please register early.  Admission to the Roundtable can only be taken as confirmed upon receiving the written acceptance from ISEAS.

For any queries, please feel free to e-mail

Best wishes

Moe Thuzar and Michael Montesano

Roundtable Convenors

27 February 2017



Mar 23 2017


9:00 am - 12:30 pm


ISEAS Seminar Room 1 & 2