26 Feb '12, 5am

Myanmar's exiled media lured back home

BANGKOK (AFP) - As censorship eases in Myanmar and the press tastes long-suppressed freedom, exiled media groups are weighing up the risks of a return to cover the dramatic changes in their country from within. Not long ago, working for one of them could result in a lengthy prison sentence if caught inside the army-dominated nation, but the past year's political openings have turned recent pipe dreams into real ambitions. Exiled reporting groups want permission to return to Myanmar, also known as Burma - but only when they are sure there will be no turning back on the new regime's radical steps towards reforms. 'It is our dream to publish a publication or online magazine inside Burma. I hope it will happen soon,' said Aung Zaw, the founder of the Irrawaddy news website based in neighbouring Thailand. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog com...

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