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New Myanmar Media Bill Criticized by Journalists

Myanmar journalists are objecting to a proposed law that would authorize the formation of a broadcasting council to regulate and oversee TV and radio broadcasting. The measure, proposed by the government and passed with little debate by the upper house of parliament Thursday, limits foreign ownership of private TV broadcasting in Myanmar, also known as Burma. It also converts state-run TV and radio stations into public service media outlets, although it is not clear what material those...

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