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Myanmar to allow independent newspapers

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YANGON, Myanmar, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Myanmar will allow the publication of independent newspapers beginning Apr. 1, although state permission will be required, the information ministry announced.

The newspapers can be in any language spoken in Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, but publishers must be Myanmar citizens, the China's official Xinhua news agency said in reporting Friday's announcement.

Myanmar currently has four state-owned daily newspapers, three publishing in Myanmarese and one in English, the Indo-Asian News Agency said.
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