New Light of Myanmar
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The New Light of Myanmar (Burmese: မြန်မာ့အလင်း; MLCTS: mran ma. a. lang:, IPA: [mjànma̰ álín]; formerly The New Light of Burma) is a government-owned newspaper published by the Ministry of Information and based in Yangon (formerly Rangoon), Myanmar.
The newspaper was founded in 1914, first published as a magazine before becoming a newspaper. It is the longest-running circulated newspaper in Myanmar. The newspaper was nationalised in 1969. In 1993, the Working People's Daily (လုပ်သားပြည်သူနေ့စဉ်), a state-run newspaper that first appeared in 1963, was renamed the New Light of Myanmar in 1989. It is a daily printed in both English and Burmese, and is printed in the Berliner format (17 in × 11.5 in).
The New Light of Myanmar is often viewed as propaganda on part of the Tatmadaw and the government, and features many articles about military officials. The majority of domestic news articles comes from the state-run Myanmar News Agency (MNA), whilst most international articles come from news services, particularly Reuters, which are published after censorship by the MNA.
- Banerjee, I. & Logan, S. Asian Communication Handbook 2008. AMIC, 2008. ISBN 978-981-4136-10-5.
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