Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Opening of Myanmar Media Development Center (MMDC)

The grand opening ceremony of Myanmar Media Development Center (MMDC) was held in Yangon on July 15, 2012. MMDC has been operational since January 2012. It has already conducted four foundation courses on TV Broadcasting and is scheduled to start a Diploma in TV Broadcasting course in late July.

The opening ceremony of MMDC was held at Junction Square Center in Yangon and Myanmar’s Union Minister of Information, Mr. U Kyaw Hsan graced the occasion.

MMDC was initiated and operated by Forever Group, in an effort to develop Myanmar’s media sector in terms of training and capacity building.

Since 2008, in collaboration with other international partners, AIBD has worked hand in hand with Forever Group on various training and capacity building initiatives, to provide consultancy and training support and to establish a media academy. This has led to the formation of Myanmar Media Development Center.

AIBD Director Yang Binyuan delivered the keynote address at the opening ceremony on the collaboration between Forever Group and AIBD on MMDC. “As a long-term partner of Forever Group, AIBD firmly believes that the official opening of MMDC will provide a vibrant approach to strengthening its media development, cooperation and connectivity with the regional and global media networks.” he said.

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(Source : Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development)

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