In Burma, a short reprieve expected for newspapers

A brief recap of the media in the country following recent eases on press restrictions. Earlier this year, the government granted the first licenses to private daily newspapers in decades and the weekly journal market is thriving. “In Burma, publishers can survive for longer than in other regional countries because the newspaper market is still strange for readers,” says Myat Swe, who co-founded the English-language Myanmar Times. “They have not been free for more than 50 years.”