About The Myanmar Times:
Launched as a weekly in 2000 by Myanmar Consolidated Media, Ltd, The Myanmar Times is Myanmar’s premier English-language newspaper. The company also publishes a Myanmar-language weekly newspaper, and a weekly fashion and celebrity news magazine.In March 2015, a Monday-Friday daily edition was launched. MCM employs approximately 350 staff across its Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw bureaus, the majority of whom are Myanmar nationals.
MCM Editorial Policy
The Board of Directors of Myanmar Conslidated Media, Ltd. (hereafter, "The Board") recognises that it has a responsibility to develop and implement an editorial policy which will enable its newspapers, magazines and websites to fulfill their role as part of "The Fourth Estate", a cornerstone of a healthy democracy and civic polity in Myanmar.
Whilst the Board is bound to view the newspapers as a commercial business, it also recognises that its imprints have certain responsibilities that other businesses do not, and a binding duty to its readers, the communities they serve and the freedom of the press upon which our liberty depends. Furthermore, The Board is conscious of The Myanmar Times’ reputation and esteem in the community.
The Board also acknowledges that the rights and privileges extended to the newspapers' journalists and editors by the nation's political and judicial institutions bring with them a duty to report the workings of those institutions fairly and accurately in the public interest. Fulfillment of this duty will require the newspapers to maintain the highest standards and traditions of journalistic integrity.
The Board has therefore laid down the following parameters and ethical guidelines to define the type of newspaper it believes will best meet this duty. This is no sense implies any interference by the Board in the day-to-day running of the newsroom or direction on editorial matters.
Freedom of the press is still a fragile and evolving concept in Myanmar. Whilst elements of this statement are already enshrined in law, ultimately this notion of freedom depends almost entirely on public support. That support can only be diminished if the public loses faith in the media as an honest, impartial and reliable source of information. The Board is proud to offer a publication that respects these standards and that is committed to upholding its reputation as "the newspaper you can trust".'
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