All Comments for Myanmar’s Eleven Media Journalists Refuse to Apologize to Yangon Government Over Report

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Yangon Thar from Markham :

Maybe the media is pining for the return the good old days of censor board and ministry of information supervision instead of normal self-regulation and usage of multiple verifiable sources.

Dec 06, 2018 08:32 PM

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Sai Lin Kan :

The minister should be filed defamation lawsuit against Eleven Media and the reporter and it’s not a criminal case.
It seems to be the legal advisor to the Minister does not understand the differences between a civil case and a criminal case.
The reporter was intentionally reporting misinformation about the Ministry and the Minister is a civil case and the Minister should be filed for a defamation lawsuit against the Eleven Media and the reporter.
The Eleven Media and its founder Than Thut Aung have been defamed and reporting misinformation about Yangon Region Government, Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein and his Government since NLD came into power. Perhaps, Than Thut Aung personally disliked or jealous Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein. I don’t know about the Eleven Media founder Than Thut Aung but peoples are talking about Than Htut Aung was closed to USDP and former Information Minister Ye Thut from former President Thein Sein Government. It seems to be the Eleven Media and its reporters are intentionally trying to damage the Yangon Region Government and NLD Government reputation.
The Government has explained and corrected about the Eleven Media story and denied any wrongdoing at the Ministry and the Government. The Eleven Media and the reporter stand by their story and reject the Government’s explanation and corrected the Eleven Media’s story.
So the Minister has to file defamation lawsuit against the Eleven Media and its reporter and do not to charge with criminal offense.
The Media and reporters should be accountable for their story and they should not be broken the ethics of journalism and moral obligation of their professional and readers.
The reporter and the media must contact the office and the Ministry whether their information was correct or not before publishing a story. If they have published wrong information and then they must correct their report as soon as possible and officially apology to the person or the Ministry or Government. If they don’t do it and then the Government has to file defamation lawsuit against the Media Company and its reporter, bring them to the Court.
The Media and reporters should not be confused between media freedom and intentionally trying to the damage reputation by reporting misinformation about the person or the organization.

Dec 06, 2018 02:20 PM

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