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Myanmar shows new signs of press freedom

After decades of censorship, military-led government lifts restrictions on private newspapers.

Last Modified: 01 Apr 2013 12:52
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Privately owned newspapers are being published in Myanmar for the first time in decades.

The military government took control of independent papers in 1964, and only lifted restrictions in August 2012 as part of Myanmar's reform process.

The global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders shows Myanmar is climbing up its Press Freedom Index in recent years.

Al Jazeera's Azhar Sukri reports.

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