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Myanmar government abolishes direct media censorship

Source: Chicao Tribune, Tue August 21, 2012
Myanmar abolished direct media censorship on Monday, the latest dramatic reform by its quasi-civilian regime, but journalists face other formidable restrictions including a ban on private daily newspapers and a pervasive culture of self-censorship.

Burmese savour taste of democracy

Source: BBC, Sat March 24, 2012
Only a small proportion of Burma's parliamentary seats are being contested in by-elections in April, but with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi standing for the first time, the campaign has considerable significance.

Burma joy as freed prisoners head home

Source: BBC, Fri January 13, 2012
When Ko Ko Gyi arrived at Rangoon airport the crowd had been waiting several hours and rushed to greet him. Ko Ko Gyi is one of the best known of the 88 generation of student leaders, along with Min Ko Naing, the most famous.

Burma generals ‘sign Aung San Suu Kyi release order’

Source: BBC, Fri November 12, 2010
Reports from Burma say military authorities have signed an order authorising the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

New monkey species discovered in Myanmar

Story contains video Source: MongaBay, Fri October 29, 2010
Hunters' reports have led scientists to discover a new species of monkey in the northern forests of Myanmar.

Myanmar creates world’s largest tiger reserve

Source: MongaBay, Thu August 05, 2010
Myanmar has announced that Hukaung Valley Tiger Reserve will be nearly tripled in size, making the protected area the largest tiger reserve in the world. Spanning 17,477 square kilometers (6,748 square miles), the newly expanded park is approximately the size of Kuwait and larger than the US state of Connecticut.

Top UN official upbeat as many Member States commit to emergency relief fund

Source: UN News Centre, Tue December 09, 2008
United Nations - The United Nations humanitarian chief announced today that around $380 million was pledged to its emergency relief fund that can be quickly accessed by the world body, potentially saving thousands of lives when responding to disasters.

Free surgery to fix smiles

Source: Bangkok Post, Sat November 08, 2008
Mae Sot, Tak Province, Thailand - More than 300 mainly Burmese villagers living near the border in Mae Sot district had their smiles fixed yesterday.

Popular UN-backed Internet word game feeds Myanmar’s cyclone victims this article opens in a new window

Source: United Nations, Tue June 17, 2008
Survivors of the cyclone which ravaged Myanmar last month will soon be receiving rice generated by the popular United Nations-backed Internet game that allows players to expand their word skills while helping to feed the world's hungry.

UN agency to resume aid flights into Myanmar this article opens in a new window

Source: AFP, Fri May 09, 2008
YANGON (AFP) - The UN said Friday it would resume aid flights into Myanmar after a suspension triggered by a tussle with the military regime over two planeloads of goods meant for desperate cyclone survivors.

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