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Channel NewsAsia opens bureau in Myanmar

SINGAPORE — Regional broadcaster Channel NewsAsia has opened a news bureau in Myanmar. It is one of four foreign news organisations to be given a licence to operate in the country.

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SINGAPORE — Regional broadcaster Channel NewsAsia has opened a news bureau in Myanmar. It is one of four foreign news organisations to be given a licence to operate in the country.

Channel NewsAsia says the Yangon-based bureau will add to the depth of the channel’s coverage of the region. The broadcaster has a network of offices in 14 key cities in Asia.

Channel NewsAsia correspondent May Wong — a broadcast journalist with 17 years of experience — will continue to unravel the stories and provide perspectives from a country where political and economic reforms are being rolled out.

“There are many untold stories on the ground right now and I think I’m very well placed to be in that position to try and cover a variety of stories — so I’m talking about community stories, social impact, politics as well as economics,” Ms Wong said.

There are also plans to bring the channel’s Business Insights seminar series to Yangon early next year. Channel NewsAsia

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