YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's media censors have agreed to lift suspensions on two weekly magazines. It is a quick reversal after journalists staged a rare protest to demand more press freedom.
Editors from The Voice Weekly and Envoy magazines said Tuesday they were summoned by the Press Scrutiny Board and informed they could resume publishing on Aug. 18.
The Monday meeting came a week after editors were ordered to suspend publication indefinitely for having violated regulations. The apparent offense was articles speculating about details of an anticipated Cabinet reshuffle.
Over the weekend, dozens of journalists held a petition drive to collect signatures from members of the media and wrote a letter addressed to the president calling for an end to censorship.