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BBC to Open Myanmar Bureau

Banned during the country’s military rule, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), one of the world’s most recognised media companies, will open a bureau in the country next year.
It was announced last week that the Ministry of Information had given permission for the company to return to the country.
“There are many BBC bureaux across the world. But few are as hard fought-for as this one,” said Peter Horrocks, BBC’s director of global news on his blog.
The BBC was an unflinching critic of the military junta that ruled the country until 2011, but the decision to allow them to re-open official operations within the country is the latest in a raft of changes to the country’s media landscape.
In August 2012, a long-standing pre-censorship board was disbanded and formerly exiled media outlets including Democratic Voice of Burma and The Irrawaddy have returned to the country to begin operations.

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