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Myanmar's lower house approves media bill

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The House of Representatives (Lower House) of Myanmar's Parliament has approved the media bill as part of its bid to promote media development and administration in accordance with law, official media reported Tuesday.

The media bill sets media sector as the country's fourth pillar after legislative, executive and judiciary's.

The media bill, to be promulgated as law, will prescribe the rights and obligations of media persons and allows any citizen to run media enterprise.

The Lower House, which passed the amended media bill sent from the Upper House, stressed the need for professional accountability in the online media, calling for running in accordance with rules and regulations in the future.

The Myanmar government started media reform in June 2011, and in August 2012, domestic media publication control was totally liberalized.


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