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Several journalists, along with the Committee For Freedom of Press (Myanmar) gathered at a media workshop at the Yuzana Garden Hotel in Yangon on 12 March calling on the government to revoke the draft Printing and Publishing Bill. (Photo: Committee For Freedom of Press (Myanmar) Facebook)

Burma Lower House endorses controversial media bill

By Fri, Jul 05, 2013 3:33PM UTC Comments Off Several journalists, along with the Committee For Freedom of Press (Myanmar) gathered at a media workshop at the Yuzana Garden Hotel in Yangon on 12 March calling on the government to revoke the draft Printing and Publishing Bill. (Photo: Committee For Freedom of Press (Myanmar) Facebook)

The Printing and Publishing Enterprise Bill submitted by the Ministry of Information with amendments was approved at Thursday’s Lower House of Parliament session, the state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported today. “As the fourth pillar, the media play an essential part in the democratization processes. I am also a former media person and still...

Burma: Interim Press Council opposes Public Service Media bill

By Mon, Jun 10, 2013 12:47AM UTC Comments Off Journalists protest demanding 'Stop Killing Press' on 5 August 2012, in Rangoon, Burma. (Pic: AP)

Members of the Interim Press Council (IPC) in Burma have voiced opposition to the Public Service Media (PSM) draft law. During a press conference at the Printing and Publishing Enterprise on Saturday, Dr Myo Thant Tin and Thiha Saw, members of the IPC, said the PSM draft law is a commercial project rather than legislation...

Burma holds Public Service Media Conference in favor of democratic values

By Thu, Sep 27, 2012 9:05PM UTC Comments Off Information Minister Aung Kyi attended the meeting of creation of a new press council on 17 Sept. 2012.(Photo: http://www.ministryofinformation.gov.mm)

Burma held ‘Conference on Public Service Media’ at Inya Lake Hotel, on 25-26 September, according to the state-run news media. It seems to be a fresh start under the new Information Minister. Burma’s information ministry had put an end to its out-of-date censorship laws in last August. The extraordinary declaration seemed the hottest in a...

The Rushdie quip: A new Katjuism every day keeps the TRPs soaring

By Thu, Jan 26, 2012 2:00AM UTC Comments Off

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Katju outburst: Can an angry old man uplift Indian media?

By Fri, Nov 04, 2011 4:15PM UTC Comments Off Katju outburst: Can an angry old man uplift Indian media?

Retired judge Markandeya Katju is an angry man. Weeks after taking over as head of the Press Council of India, the regulatory body for newspapers, he lashed out at the Indian media and sought to bring television, the more egregious offender in the eyes of many, under his control. Now the Indian media is, rightly,...