How the press can power Myanmar’s democracy

8 August 2016

As a voracious consumer of Myanmar journalism over some time, I am fascinated by how the country’s transition to freedom of the press takes root and prospers.

Progress toward press freedom has occurred very rapidly in Myanmar since 2012, but we still see too many instances of journalists being detained and even charged over what they have published.

I am not an expert on Myanmar’s history of government-controlled media, but am conscious of the great respect that Myanmar society has always accorded its writers who sought to influence and improve attitudes of public policy. In some ways, even “routine” reporting of events and developments today by Myanmar journalists continues this tradition.

Read How the press can power Myanmar’s democracy by Trevor Wilson published in New Mandala.

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