Myanmar media outlets enter new era

After more than a year of civilian rule in Myanmar, the country’s media has started to emerge from a climate of fear and suppression. But as the country’s media sector grows rapidly, there are still challenges facing the industry in this newly opened nation now embracing modern times. “[The] Press Freedom Index’s ranking said that […]

Myanmar social media boom alters landscape of local politics

Social media went into overdrive for the last few years in Myanmar with its government leaders using Facebook to disseminate information and make announcements. YANGON: Government leaders have often used Facebook to reach out and interact with their citizens. US President Barack Obama has captured the attention of 46 million followers while Indian Prime Minister […]