April 1, 2013

STEP BY STEP...:

A step toward democracy: Privately owned newspapers return to Myanmar (Aye Aye Win, 3/31/13, Associated Press)

The newspaper renaissance is part of the reform efforts of President Thein Sein, who, after serving as prime minister in the previous military regime, took office in March 2011 as head of an elected civilian government. Political and economic liberalization were at the top of his agenda, in an effort to boost national development.

The press has been a major beneficiary. The government lifted censorship in August last year, allowing reporters to print material that would have been unthinkable under military rule.
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