In this week’s Off-Screen column journalist Than Win Htut recalls the many obstacles encountered to get the first live broadcast of the Democratic Voice of Burma to air during the early years of the exile media outlet.
In this week’s Off-Screen journalist Than Win Htut lays out the challenges that faced Democratic Voice of Burma, a media organization working in exile, including the difficulty of finding verifiable information.
“In Burma, where the system is corrupted, any democratic attempt can be infected.” In this week’s Off-Screen column, Burmese journalist Than Win Htut talks about how even a democratic tool like Talk2DVB can be used for corrupt purposes.
“Just before the 2010 election in Burma I proposed the idea to make a segment on our TV program where our audience could talk about their problems directly.” Video journalist Than Win Htut recounts the rocky start of TV program Talk2DVB.
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