Burma backs off of direct media censorship


Journalists will still be required to submit their work after publication, however, and are expected to comply with a vague set of “guidelines”. The censors have also warned editors that they could be prosecuted under criminal libel laws.

The announcement, posted on the Ministry of Information website and taking effect immediately, comes after a vigorous anti-censorship campaign by young Burmese journalists, who marched through the cities of Rangoon and Mandalay wearing T-shirts with the slogan “Stop Killing the Press”.

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