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Deputy Information Minister Ye Htut and journalist and founding member of the National League for Democracy Win Tin will be among the speakers at an international media conference being held in Yangon from March 10 to 12.

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The government has decided to limit visas issued to visiting foreign journalists to one month, Deputy Information Minister U Ye Htut told Mizzima on February 13.

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The lifting of media restrictions in Myanmar has produced mixed results, according to the United States Institute for Peace, which says increased access to information has led to a greater risk of conflict.

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The government has denied reports of communal violence at a village in Rakhine State earlier this month and called on foreign embassies not to take for granted information that appears on websites.

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The Ministry of Information has defended its decision to ban about a dozen media organizations from attending a briefing on reported communal violence in Rakhine State earlier this month.

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An appeal against a three-month jail sentence imposed on a Daily Eleven reporter has been rejected, Eleven Media Group chief editor Ko Wai Phyo said on January 27.