The publication of four private dailies in Burma this week is welcome, but the underlying problems still remain Amid pressure for a free press, the Burmese government invited applications for private dailies starting from 1 February 2013. Some of the papers that were granted permission began publishing this week. It’s really a great risk for...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s government on Monday replaced a press watchdog agency criticized as repressive with a new more liberal council in another boost for freedom of expression. The action came at the initiative of new Information Minister Aung Kyi, whose predecessor was more closely identified with the hardline policies of the former military...
The President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Burma) Thein Sein delivered an address on March 1 at the third regular session of first Union Parliament in commemoration of the first anniversary of the government’s inauguration, state media reported on March 2. In his speech, the president said: “If we compare our situation...
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