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Mizzima Launched Daily Newspaper in Burma

27 May 2013

Formerly exiled news media Mizzima launched a daily Burmese-language newspaper on Friday. “We launch our new daily newspaper on an auspicious day: under the full moon of Kasone, May 24,” the publication said in an announcement. “Mizzima was born out of a democratic struggle, and has been fighting for press freedom for over 15 years. It takes an historic step forward by publishing the Mizzima Daily newspaper.” During the years of military rule in Burma, Mizzima was published online from New Delhi, India. In 2011, President Thein Sein’s reformist government began lifting restrictions on the Burmese media. Early last year, Mizzima moved its head office to Rangoon.