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Myanmar's (not quite) free media

A Buddhist monk reads a newspaper while waiting at Hledan Junction rail station in Yangon.   © Photo by Steve Tickner

YANGON -- After five decades of strict censorship and official suppression, Myanmar's media are, ironically, now considered freer than their counterparts in neighboring Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam and the Philippines, according to media watchdog organizations such as Reporters Without Borders.

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