Myanmar, Voice of America ink pact

June 6th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Yangon, June 6 (IANS) Myanmar’s state-run radio and television (MRTV) and the Voice of America (VOA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), official media reported Wednesday.

The MoU was signed during the visit of VOA Director David Ensor, reported Xinhua.

In Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday, Myanmar Minister of Information and Culture U Kyaw Hsan and Ensor discussed VOA’s assistance to Myanmar with advanced equipment and training courses for the employees of the MRTV to improve their technological skill, the New Light of Myanmar said.

Such cooperation between the media sector of Myanmar and the US came after Myanmar embarked on a road to political and economic reform since a civilian government was installed in March 2011.

With the opening of media sector in Myanmar, a number of foreign media such as CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera TV are seeking to enter the TV market.

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