France to Partner in Myanmar Journalism School

YANGON – A signing ceremony was held on December 7 between Myanmar and French representatives to establish a Myanmar Journalism School.

Information Minister Aung Kyi and Aurelie Filipetti, the Minister of Culture and Communications from France, signed the agreement at the Chatrium Hotel in Yangon.

The school will receive long term assistance from the Forever Group (FG), the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Canal France International (CFI), Deutsche Welle Akademie, Fojo Media and the International Institute for Media Support.

Twelve reporters from Fojo Media are being hired to teach at the Myanmar Journalism School (MyJS) and will conduct teacher training courses in early 2014. Both France and Myanmar are now reviewing MyJS’s management, rules and regulations.

The two countries will also build a joint management system and still need to decide whether to form MyJS as a nongovernmental organisation or a private company.