Hot! Myanmar Installs New Censorship Board

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The Myanmar government has formed a new “supervisory board” that would be tasked with similar responsibilities as the now-dissolved censorship board, reports Irawaddy. The censorship board that was abolished in August required journalists and editors to submit all work — from newspaper articles to cartoons — to a panel of censors who would review the material for any controversial issues before it was sent to publishers.

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Media outlets in Myanmar are criticizing the move, stating it’s a “retrogressive change,” as the military is becoming more and more involved in administrative policies.

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