Burma’s state-run broadcaster will carry 15-minute party political broadcasts throughout the 60-day campaign period ahead of the general election on 8 November, but authorities have dictated a number of red lines.
Reading aloud from her news script without realising she was still on air, DVB news anchor Moe Myint Zin exclaimed dah bae! – meaning “that’s it!” – and removed her microphone and ear piece as the cameras rolled on.
The National Races Channel premiered on Sunday, becoming the first TV channel dedicated exclusively to Burma’s ethnic minorities.
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