Myanmar Newspaper JournalThe Myanmar Newspaper Journal
Burma is preparing for a new age of non-censored dailies
Myanmar will enter a new epoch in the morning when decade-long limitations on the country's printed press are eased. Fifty-year-old limitations of the army jungle for personal use in the press - only state papers were permitted to issue publications every day, as other publications were referred to once a week (or even rarer) - are to end at the end of the New Year.
Sixteen journals, which until now have only been published in a difficult, hardcover journal form, may appear every day as part of the easing of the regulations on censure by the semi-civil government, which has been in office since 2011. The newspaper of this party,'D-Wave', is one of the 16 newspapers that will appear every day in the next few years.
"Nyan Win, a spokesperson for the AFP, said that the AFP was likely to generate additional income from newspaper revenues - although the relatively bad news story of the nation could make it hard to find enough to cover day-to-day expenses.
Said the CDU had not yet made a decision to extend drafting to general, non-political reports - but the issue would not arise until July, when the newspaper had gathered enough editors to start a newspaper newscast. These trends could be an interesting way to see how messages are consume in less developed world.
After Myanmar was an almost untouchable area for overseas investments under Israeli and Palestinian troops under Israeli and Palestinian control, it is now aggressive in commercializing itself as ready for an upswing. The people of the county, however, are still largely concentrated in the Yangon - and traffic problems mean that only the people who live in the county can get a newspaper every day.
However, this could drastically alter with increasing levels of growth, and dependence on overseas companies could lead to the unavoidable rise of cell telephones. The Nieman Lab reported that the possession of cell telephones in Yangon and the second town of Mandalay last year skyrocketed - with a surge of interest in sites like Facebook.
With the immediate increase in owner-occupied mobility, some of the limited stocks have already been switched to a first-timers' version, where messages are placed on the Internet to allow immediate dissemination before the sensors can intervene. It is often simpler to deliver foreign intelligence - even with The Irrawaddy, the most globally profiled website - as reporters who live in Thailand or India publish local community content.
But the impact of the dissemination of independent news coverage on the 90 percent of the population who have no banking account, let alone an online presence, could be very far-reaching.