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Burma - Retrograde bill threatens tentative progress

Reporters without borders
Although eight privately-owned dailies are to be launched on 1 April in a development that is without precedent in the past 40 years, Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about a proposed new law on printing and publishing that was submitted to parliament on 4 March. The bill was drafted without consulting local media associations and contains articles that threaten media freedom. Section 4, Article 8 of the bill says newspapers may be declared “illegal” in certain cases, including (...)

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