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People read weekly journals to buy at a roadside shop in Yangon, Burma. Pic: AP.

Analysis: Will Burma change its media laws?

By Wed, Feb 29, 2012 5:56PM UTC Comments Off People read weekly journals to buy at a roadside shop in Yangon, Burma. Pic: AP.

Burma spent roughly five decades under the military dictatorship. During those years, the regime enforced several oppressive laws,  especially on free expression and free press. Before the 1962 military coup, Burma was at the forefront of press freedom in Southeast Asia. There were around three dozen newspapers, including English, Chinese and Hindi dailies under a...