The editors of two weekly journals revealed that the government of Myanmar has approved of the lifting of suspension on The Envoy and the Burmese-language Voice Weekly respectively after protests rally were called by various journalists and media companies addressing the government their rights to Freedom of the Press, Reuters report said.
The Board of Censorship has notified the publications of these two weekly journals that they can start publishing on the 18th of August. Details on why the suspension was lifted were not revealed but an editor of another journal whose identity was not disclosed claimed that it might be because of the demonstrations that journalists staged against the government particularly its Censorship Board.
The rally were participated by nearly 100 journalists last Saturday while 60 people also joined in the protest in Mandalay, the second largest City next to Yangon, where they wore a black T-shirt with the print “stop killing the Press”. With the suspension of the two weekly journals for an indefinite period of time, many journalists and people from the media disapproved and objected the way Myanmar’s Board of Censors are treating the different publications in the country.
The Messenger journal on its Monday edition has written fully on its front page stating a line from the constitution that freedom of expression will be observed, news report from Reuters said.