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 […]

Privately owned newspapers return to newstand after 50 years

4 local language newspapers – The Voice, The Golden Fresh Land, The Union and The Standard Time — went on sale Monday morning, becoming the first Burmese papers since 1964 not controlled by the state. Twelve more are due to follow. Up till March this year the only daily newspapers available were all published by […]