YANGON, Burma (AP) — For most people in Burma, it will be a novelty when privately run daily newspapers hit the streets on Monday. Many weren’t even born when the late dictator Ne Win imposed a state monopoly on the daily press in the 1960s. But for 81-year-old Khin Maung Lay, the rebirth of daily...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — The Associated Press on Saturday became the first international news agency to open a bureau in Burma since a reformist government took power two years ago and began relaxing restrictions on the media for the first time in decades. The opening paves the way for AP to expand its coverage of...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — The New Light of Myanmar newspaper is seeking joint venture partners as it gears up for competition. The newspaper for decades has held a monopoly on Burma’s English-language daily press. A notice from the Information Ministry published Monday in state newspapers solicited expressions of interest from foreign and local partners for...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s government denied on Monday that it was behind a possible attempt to hack into the email accounts of journalists working for foreign and local media who Google warned might have been the targets of “state-sponsored attackers.” At least 12 reporters, including a Yangon-based correspondent for The Associated Press, received messages...
Burma (Myanmar) announced that it has dissolved the press censorship board which was officially known as Press Scrutiny and Registration Division (PSRD), the state-run New Light of Myanmar said Friday. The termination of PSRD has been approved during Thursday’s cabinet meeting, the newspaper said. “The division under the Printing and Publishing Enterprise has stopped functioning...
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