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Ministry Unveils Final Draft of Advertisement Policies

Myanmar’s Information Ministry has unveiled the final draft of advertisement policies for socially responsible media, and is inviting advice and suggestions from the public, according to a statement from the ministry.

The advertisement policies comprise 14 sectors, including politics, religion, culture, education, tobacco and alcohol, illegal gambling and lottery, non-profit organisations, children, private freedom, medicines, financial services, advertisement of products, property rights and environmental conservation.

The policies are aimed at promoting people’s trust in socially responsible media, reducing complaints against advertisements in socially responsible media and disputes and encouraging a market- oriented economic system, said the statement.

The statement called for respect for private freedom and current laws. The rules for advertisement policies will take effect from April 2015, the statement added.

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