Internet cafes change model to keep custom

In the previous era of bad connections, internet cafes served primarily to hook up users with services like Facebook and Gmail, charging for access to the online world. “I used to depend on internet cafes,” said Ko Thein Htike Aung, a frequent internet user. “But that was when internet connections were harder to get.” Cafes […]

In Myanmar, Newly Free Media Struggle to Turn a Profit

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s journalists celebrated this year when the government lifted a five-decade ban on private newspapers. But six months after a dozen dailies rushed into production, journalists who had withstood the wrath and cruelty of a military dictatorship are struggling against something much more mundane: market forces. Despite expectations of pent-up demand, publishers […]