Forum of Federations holds workshop for journalists

The Forum of Federations held a workshop on federal systems of government and the role of the media at the Green Hill Hotel in Yangon on September 26 and 27.
The workshop discussed theories of federalism, international experiences with federal systems, the role of the central government in a federal system and the role of media in the transition to a federal system.
“I will discuss the experiences of other countries and how the media took part in their transition periods. Those attending the workshop can decide later on how to forward. Media professionals can bring their experiences,” said Dr Sandeep Shastri, the pro-vice chancellor of the Jain University in India.
“When we speak of the federal system in Myanmar, people are very sensitive about the subject, and there are many opinions. This is the very first workshop for our media professionals. The aim of this workshop is to share the experiences of other nations and to bring awareness on how to cover news on this topic because various writing styles can bring various results,” said Htet Min Lwin, the Myanmar representative for the Forum of Federations.
The Forum of Federations opened its office in 2012 and has held more than 40 workshops in cooperation with the government, parliaments and social and civic organisations.