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Burma Is Trying To Figure Out How to Make a Newspaper

The Atlantic Weekly has an interesting story about the curious plight of Burma, a country that has been under military rule for almost 50 years. However, in 2012, the country got its first democratically elected leadership, and their first bit of media reform goes into effect on April 1: newspapers. For the first time in half a century, the Burmese people will be allowed to print and read actual journalism, and there are a handful of citizens working around the clock to see to it that they put their new freedom to good use. A ragtag band of journalists have been creating their own personal newspaper for some time now and, come April, they’ll start publishing the The Yangon Times for the masses. But, until then, they’ve got a lot of learning to do. The paper’s chairman, Ko Ko, said that “The people are now realizing that initially there is a big dream, daily newspapers is a dream. Now the dream’s come true and they started to realize this is not an easy job” …

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