Mizzima to stop daily soon

Mizzima media group will cease publication of its local-language newspaper on February 28, said Soe Myint, chief editor and managing director of Mizzima media. The stoppage of publication is due to the introduction of digital newspaper on January 1 this year. But the Mizzima media will extend its TV and radio broadcasting services. The government […]

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 […]