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Myanmar To Get Private Daily Newspapers

December 28, 2012

Freedom for newspapers to report on government, and the life of a nation is most vital for a democracy.

Needless to say I am very pleased with the following.

Myanmar said Friday it will allow private daily newspapers starting in April for the first time since 1964, in the latest step toward allowing freedom of expression in the long-repressed nation.

The Information Ministry announced on its website that any Myanmar national wishing to publish a daily newspaper will be able to submit an application in February. New papers will be allowed to begin printing April 1 in any language.

The move was an expected part of new press freedoms President Thein Sein has introduced as part of wider democratic reforms since taking office last year, after a half-century of military rule.

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