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The BBC - Research summary: Research on Burma's media
The BBC Media Action has entered into an unprecedented collaboration with an NGO to conduct public research with young Myanmarers. Young municipal and country folk had different approaches to media portals and channels. Myanmar hosted its first general election in 20 years in 2010. Media were operating under a very restricted and indiscriminate system of regulations andensorship.
However, there is still a shortage of diverse and diverse media plattforms, channels and media that Myanmar's citizens can use to get unbiased and fair messages and information. Financed by the U.S. State Department and the Oak Foundation, the Burma Horizon Foundation seeks to increase the Myanmar people's accessibility to precise, unbiased and pertinent information and messages through an original new teen broadcaster, Lin Lat Kyair Sin (Bright Young Stars), which is on the BBC Burmese Service.
The BBC Media Action conducted research to provide information on the results of the project's development and instruction. They were asked about their media preferences and their perfect program and gave feedbacks on a successful program series. Respondents felt that Myanmar's media scene was highly regulated, lacked free speech and was censored.
It will affect the way Myanmar media work and how media outside Myanmar can gain internal information and newsworthiness. In spite of the steps taken by reporters to adjust, it remains highly risky to work as a reporter in Myanmar, as harsh penalties are imposed on those who violate strict law.
The majority of reporters worked in the printed media, and there were many educational needs that varied according to a journalist's backgrounds, skills and motivations. They had different needs according to whether they worked in the exile media inside or outside Myanmar. While all the young people in the countryside were listening to the airwaves, most of the young people in the cities were not.
Municipal youths received much more frequent messages from various media and several broadcasting stations, but young countryside youths had less contact with messages and used few media wells. Public research has provided a wealth of informative information on young people's views on Myanmar that will be relevant to forthcoming missions.