OMI PRESS CONFERENCES

OMI PRESS CONFERENCES

√  Launch of Parliamentary Report #1 and Mobile Phone Application to search MPs

Presentation of Parliamentary Report by Ko Ko Gyi, Chairman of OMI Advisory Board

 

√  Launch of Parliamentary Report #2

 

Cover of Parliamentary Monitoring No. 2 (in Burmese)

 

√  Launch of Parliamentary Report #3(in Burmese)

The Report #3 which is the quantitative study of questions and motions during 6th, 7th and 8th regular sessions was released alongside with press conference concluding the OPEM 2014 on 21 July, 2014.

The press conference was attended by about 80 local journalists. Findings and recommendations of the report continuously made headlines in local media for more than week. About 50 journalists from local media attended the press conference. Some key findings of the report made headlines in local media including Daily Eleven, 7Day News, Mizzima and etc.

 

√  Introducing OMI mobile application and website to MPs(in Burmese)

Chief Technology Officer Soe Thiha Naung presenting functions of website and mobile 

Apps to around 200 MPs at Banquet Hall of Upper House

Chief Technology Officer Soe Thiha Naung presenting functions of website and mobile

Apps to around 200 MPs at Banquet Hall of Upper House



√  Launch of open-source mobile API

The Open Myanmar Initiative launched an API to provide Myanmar mobile developers free and open-source access to its region data from database behind its website and mobile app. The region dataset of OMI database emulates the Administrative structure of the country down to the village-tract level. The API launch was organized at MICT Park on 25 July, 2014. The event was attended by around 50 programmers and journalists, particularly from technology journals. A leader of 88 Generation Peace and Open Society Ko Ko Gyi, who is also a Chairman of OMI Advisory Board, and Thaung Su Nyein, a prominent media and IT personality, gave keynote speeches at the launch.

 

 

Region dataset API launch at MICT Park in Yangon

 

√  Press conference - Introduction to OMI program on people’s right to know/free access to information

Press conference took place on 19 January 2015 at OMI Centre on Insein Road 82 in Yangon. Press conference received a very good media coverage and there were 53 journalists and representatives of civil society organizations. OMI representatives stressed that people’s right to know needs to be promoted and guaranteed through a law.

At the press conference, OMI distributed to all the participants comprehensive Background paper, Information about 9 Right to Know Principles as well as press release. A lot of Myanmar medias informed about the press conference and we consider the outcome very successful.

 

 

 

Chairman of OMI Advisory Board KoKo Gyi explained that people’s right to know needs to be promoted and guaranteed through law

OMI Executive Director Aye Kyaw explained the future plans to promote Right to Know

The Messenger Journal at the press conference

5 Plus TV Channel at the press conference

 

√  Press conference following the Workshop on Freedom of Information

 

Workshop on Freedom of Information followed by the press conference took place on 28 February 2015 in conference room of Orchid Hotel in Yangon. There was a large audience and 82 participants attended the event - civil society representatives, Right to Know NGOs, lawyers, politicians and journalists. The workshop was intended to identify specific issues on Right to Know to be taken in consideration as well as necessary preparations of a legal framework. Follow-up press conference provided information on right to know/free access to information agenda and forthcoming OMI program in this field.

 

OMI Executive Director Aye Kyaw invited initiated discussion on the right to know in Myanmar

OMI Chairman of Advisory Board Ko Ko Gyi stressed that a legal framework guaranteeing the public right to know is highly needed

Myanmar journalists at the press conference on right to know