Rangoon, Burma (BBN) – Burma, officially known as Myanmar, has abolished censorship of its media, the information ministry announced on Monday.
“Censorship for all local publications is lifted from August 20, 2012,” the ministry said in the statement.
Tint Swe, Head of the government’s Press Scrutiny and Registration Department, reportedly said local publications do not need to send their stories to the censorship board from now on.
Newspapers and even song lyrics were heavily scrutinized before being allowed to be published.
BBN/SSR/AD-20Aug12-2:10 pm (BST)