In reforms' wake, Media gear up for war of words
The government's recent reforms included the relaxation of censorship laws, but with state-owned news outlets demonstrating only cosmetic changes, private publications and 'exile media' are stepping in to fill the information void. But the challenges they face are immense
Two decades ago, anyone in Myanmar caught in possession of a news journal produced by the ''exile media'' could be charged with distributing unlawful literature and face 20 years in jail.
READ ALL ABOUT IT: A vendor sells local journals and newspapers in Yangon.
But on the streets of Yangon today, newspaper vendors openly display a new English-language business journal published by Mizzima, a media group which was established in 1998 by Myanmar exiles in India and has returned home with the hopes of building a major private media outlet.
This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.