MMP publishes detailed map of local media in Myanmar

The Myanmar Media Program (MMP), MDIF’s development program for independent media in Myanmar, has published a detailed map providing a rare insight into private local media in Myanmar’s ethnic states and regions. The resource offers a comprehensive repository of local media players by region and by media type and can be downloaded here.

As the media industry in the country is still adjusting to the transformation of the media landscape, and information and data available on the sector are very limited, particularly outside Yangon, the map fills an important gap in information about the sector. Distributed at a UNESCO event in Yangon to mark World Press Freedom Day, the map is the first part of a research project MMP is conducting to gather and analyse data on the Myanmar media landscape.