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Some of the archives are of newsletters etc. which have ceased publication. Others are still current. Several publishers of the material archived have subsequently set up their own websites, some with complete archives. The OBL archives are retained in such cases for the greater searchability the OBL database provides, and as backup.

  • "Burma News International (BNI)" (122)
    Burma News International (BNI) is a network of nine independent Burma media organizations: Mizzima News, Shan Herald Agency for News, Kao Wao News Group, Khonumthung News Group, Narinjara News, Kaladan Press Network, Independent Mon News Agency, Karenni Information Network Group and Network Media Group.

  • "Burma Press Summary" (1)
    "The Burma Press Summary", located in this library, contains full texts of many of the laws and decrees pronounced between April 1987 and December 1996, speeches by the BSPP and SLORC leaders as well as other documents and summaries of reports from "The Working People's Daily", "The New Light of Myanmar" and "The Guardian".

  • "Dawn" News Bulletin (84)
    Published by the All Burma Students' Democratic Front (ABSDF) between 1989 and 1998

  • "Inside News" (21)
    Formerly "Internally Displaced People News"...Some of these issues had a section in Karen but there is a problem with the fonts we have not yet resolved. "Inside News" also has a blog at http://www.newsinside.wordpress.com

  • "The New Light of Myanmar" (full text) (1)
    These 16-page newspapers typically carry sets of slogans, exhortations, advertisements, weather, TV programmes, sports, foreign news (for the past months, several pages per issue on resistance to the US occupation of Iraq, with a substantial number of items about China). Domestic news is dominated by articles, with photographs, on the activities of the military leadership, along with transcripts of the whole or large parts of their speeches. There are regular features on the political and economic achievements of the regime, with lists of bridges, dams etc. which have been built. Photos of foreign dignitaries paying visits to the leading generals are featured regularly. The texts of some recent legislation are also published.