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Myanmar press freedom: Unprecedented but still subject to pressures
Myanmar press freedom: Unprecedented but still subject to pressures

It was a scene wholly unimaginable just a few years ago when this country was under strict military rule and its press subject to overwhelming controls: The ballroom of one of this city’s fanciest hotels, filled with journalists from around the world, assembled for an international conference headlined “On the Path to a Free Media.” Yet outside the venue where the delegates to the Austria-based International Press Institute had gathered Friday, a small group of local journalists was not celebrating. Instead, they were assembled in protest, handing out stickers saying, “Stop attacks on the Media!” And that wasn’t all. During one of the first speeches of...

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