Burma Lifts Suspension On Two Newspapers After Protests

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By: Burma News International

On Monday, the Burmese government lifted sanctions on two suspended publications only days after more than 100 journalists took to the streets in Rangoon and Mandalay wearing T-shirts with the message, “Stop Killing Press.”

It was a rare public protest by Burmese journalists confronting the government over the issue of freedom of speech and the press. Journalists have lately begun pushing the boundaries of greater press freedoms, partly in response to the government’s loosening of previous restrictions and statements by government officials.

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