Two news publications in Myanmar will be allowed to print after the government suspended them for breaking the country’s strict censorship laws, The Wall Street Journal reports.
When the government initially issued the suspensions on July 31, about 100 journalists took the streets to demand the suspensions be lifted. Later a number of publications decided to black out certain parts of their front pages to show solidarity. The government announced on August 7th that the two news organizations, Voice Weekly and Envoy, can resume publication on August 18.
In Myanmar, all private news organizations publish weekly to accommodate to the stringent censorship laws, which require them to submit all their news content for approval before publication.