Jonathan Head at a printing press in Rangoon
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Era of free press dawns in Burma

1 April 2013 Last updated at 02:29 BST

People in Burma will have a choice of daily newspapers for the first time in 50 years from 1 April.

Under the reforms introduced by the elected government, the state monopoly on newspapers will end. Sixteen papers have already been given licences to publish.

The liberalisation of the media coincides with the first anniversary of the election of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to parliament.

Jonathan Head reports from Rangoon.