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

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

By Tue, Apr 02, 2013 8:45AM UTC Comments Off Opinion: Burma’s press far from free as private dailies launch

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 dissolves censorship office, but needs to do more for press freedom

By Sat, Jan 26, 2013 5:20PM UTC Comments Off Journalists protest demanding 'Stop Killing Press' on 5 August 2012, in Rangoon, Burma. (Pic: AP)

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...

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 Burma’s information ministry had put an end to its out-of-date censorship laws in last August.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...

Burma’s censorship authorities remove penalties on two news journals

By Mon, Aug 06, 2012 11:36PM UTC 2 Comments Burma’s censorship authorities remove penalties on two news journals

Government of Burma has reduced the media tension by removing penalties on two weekly news journals within two weeks, the media sources in Rangoon (Yangon) reported instantly via Face Book pages on Monday. Ministry of Information’s Press Scrutiny and Registration Department (PSRD) have suspended two weekly journals until further notice on 31 July. The stance...