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Dying Myanmar media face great challenges

More and more people realise that the Daw Aung San Suu Kyi-led government has no understanding or acceptance of local media and that protecting press freedom is not among the government’s priorities. “Press freedom went down under the civilian government, though we expected it would improve. This is because of the actions or inaction of […]

Yangon government takes first move to bring Reuters to court

The Yangon government has filed a complaint against international news agency Reuters before the Myanmar Press Council over a report about the alleged lack of transparency in the procurement of buses, a senior member of the council said Tuesday. The Yangon government’s move was the first step in hauling Reuters to court, according to legal […]

Myanmar media outlets enter new era

After more than a year of civilian rule in Myanmar, the country’s media has started to emerge from a climate of fear and suppression. But as the country’s media sector grows rapidly, there are still challenges facing the industry in this newly opened nation now embracing modern times. “[The] Press Freedom Index’s ranking said that […]