Traveling in Myanmar (Burma), Ny Tid meets the head of the Myanmar weekly newspaper Irrawaddy in Yangon. The newspaper has been running for 25 years and is probably editorially the most independent publication in this country. Earlier during the military dictatorship, one could get seven years in prison if one was caught reading the newspaper, which was then sent over from exile in Thailand's Bangkok.
Irrawaddy founder, owner and editor-in-chief Aung Zaw tells us that the editorial staff moved back in the autumn of 2012, when the country's laws relaxed control and censorship. He had then almost lived in exile for 25 years. He was first imprisoned as a demonstrative student activist when he was 17 years old. He was released again, but was later arrested when he as a young man participated in the underground environment of some famous authors. . .
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