New Freedoms, New Challenges

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Internews Impact Report: Fostering a Professional, Inclusive Media in Burma

With USAID support, Internews has been laying the foundations of a more inclusive media in Burma, a sector whose health is vital for the democratization and peace processes.

For half a century, the people of Burma virtually lost contact with the international community, and with each other.

Today, two generations of lost conversations are starting again. Few dare predict the future ahead of key national elections in 2015, but for the first time in decades, there may be a decisive chance to contribute to a free and open Burmese society.

These are extraordinary times for the many Internews-trained professionals, some of whom attended covert journalism workshops beginning more than a decade ago and have since gone on to become leading figures in the emerging media landscape.

New Freedoms, New Challenges introduces and showcases the incredible work of some of the journalists Internews has worked with over the years and plans on supporting in the significant challenges that still lie ahead.

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See a slideshow of the Burmese journalists

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