The Ministry of Information announced new bylaws on 16 October which liberalize the license requirements for printers and publishers.
The Interim Press Council will formally question the Union Parliament about the Special Branch’s recent inquisition on financial details of private daily newspapers and weekly journals.
The Special Intelligence Department is investigating the finances of privately owned daily newspapers and weekly journals, media workers said.
Of more than 30 publishers who originally applied to launch daily newspapers, seven have relinquished their licences while another five must go to print before 31 March or face the…
Burma’s lower house of parliament on Monday passed a new media bill, drafted by the Interim Press Council, though with some amendments.
The introduction of daily newspaper is likely to fuel myriad challenges for Burma’s budding media, including an increase in self-censorship among editors who fear the government’s draconian media laws