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Opinion: Burma’s press far from free as private dailies launch

By Tue, Apr 02, 2013 8:45AM UTC 0 Comment

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...

Burma reforms press council after criticism

By Tue, Sep 18, 2012 11:39AM UTC 1 Comment

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...

Burma plans new press law, council

By Mon, Mar 05, 2012 10:18PM UTC 3 Comments

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...