24.12 – Burma: weekly suspended for reporting news that was permitted, then banned – Reporter Without Borders

24.12 – Burma: weekly suspended for reporting news that was permitted, then banned

7 Days News Journal, a weekly, has been suspended for a week for reporting that residents of Rangoon would soon be able to use prepaid phone cards. The military government’s censorship office had originally given the media permission to report this, but then ordered them to stop.

The ministry of posts and telecommunications had planned to introduce a system of prepaid Sim cards for mobile phones, primarily intended for use by visiting foreigners. Few people have mobile phones in Burma because of the cost. A Sim card costs between 1.5 million and 2 million kyats (about 900 euros) on the black market.
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