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10 More Burmese Papers Get License to Go Daily

2 May 2013

Burma’s government has given 10 more private daily publications permission to hit the newsstands, state media reported on Wednesday, bumping the total number of daily private papers in the country to 24. The 10 new dailies include National Time Daily, Daily Eleven News, Myanma Freedom Daily, The Nagani Daily, Dana Business Daily, Warazein Daily, Newswatch Daily, The Pyi Myanmar Daily, Myanmar Post Daily and the International Herald Tribune, according to the state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper, which said the government’s committee for registration and distribution of publications considered 11 applicants. Private dailies started publishing in Burma in April after a 45-year ban.