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Burma’s Media Decry ‘New Censorship Board’

8 March 2013

Burmese media are outraged over a government decision to form a “supervisory committee” that will have similar tasks as the former media censorship board, which was abolished in August. The new Central Supervisory Committee for Registration and Distribution of Printers and Publishers includes officials from the office of the Military Security Affairs Chief and the Bureau of Special Investigation, Eleven Media reports. The news comes on the heels of the government’s decision on March 1 to send a repressive new media law to Parliament. “[T]he government is making a retrogressive change. These days, the government is involving the military in administrative affairs,” said Dr Than Htut Aung, CEO of Eleven Media Group.

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