07 May, 2008

Rocketing Fuel Prices in Yangon Leads to Newspaper Shutdowns

The Price of diesel fuel in Rangoon (Yangon), Burma, Union of Myanmar has increased from US$3.08 before Cyclone Nargis to US$15.72 per gallon afterwards. As the press must depend on generators after loss of electricity following the storm, at least 20 sport papers have suspended publication and only a few news journals continued to operate. Before the storm, Yangon had more than 100 papers which were regularly published. Read this story along with more coverage at Mizzima.

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