|Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at Sagaing in 2012, as she campaigns for NLD candidates. Photo: Mizzima|
For more than two decades the people of Myanmar have been looking in one direction for the realisation of their democratic ideals: towards Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy, which won landslide victories in the election for a constituent assembly in 1990 and the by-elections of April 2012.
When public debate heats up Mizzima reviews the landscape of opinion and prints the most poignant quotes in favour and against.
Few would dispute that Myanmar’s media has seen a major transformation since the shackles were removed after President U Thein Sein’s came to power in 2011. Pre-publication censorship ended in August 2012, daily newspaper licences have been issued to the private sector and exiled media organisations, such as Mizzima, Irrawaddy and the Democratic Voice of Burma, have been allowed to return home.