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People in Burma [could / can] buy a newspaper from a private news company on Monday for the first time [on / in] 50 years. Burma's government has allowed the printing [for / of] 16 newspapers, although only four were [ready / already] for the first day [of / for] sale. The Burmese military took control of the press and the news it published in 1964. From then until Sunday, the government controlled what news people [reading / read] . Life was made [impossible / impossibility] for journalists from the free press. The government [tortures / tortured] and imprisoned many reporters who [smashed / broke] the rules. Burma is also allowing international news agencies to work in the country. The Associated Press became the first when its six staff [opened / opening] for business on Saturday.

The re-introduction of private newspapers [goes / comes] on the first anniversary of the election [of / by] opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to parliament. She has been a [strength / strong] supporter of bringing back the free press to Burma. Her [political / politics] party, the National League for Democracy, will start [printing / printed] its own daily newspaper later [this / last] month. The [editor / edition] of the "Voice Daily" newspaper thinks the private newspapers will be [best / better] than the government ones. He said: "I can say with absolute confidence that we can compete [of / with] government papers in terms of content and quality of news." He added: "I am very excited that we are finally printing daily editions. It is a dream come [true / truly] ." The "Voice Daily" printed its first edition on Monday.

 


 
 

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