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Myanmar to open media corners to develop media industry

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YANGON, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar will open media corners in Yangon in April this year as part of its efforts to develop the media industry in the country, a local weekly reported Sunday.

The corners will sell media-related publications, the Flower News quoted Myanmar Writers and Journalists Association as saying.

As an initial step, a total of 38 media corners will be launched in six downtown townships, the report said.

In Myanmar's print media, five newspapers, 170 journals and 182 magazines are being published daily, weekly and monthly, according to the Ministry of Information.

Over 300,000 copies of newspapers are circulated per day, 9 million copies per month and 108 million copies per year.

Journals and magazines are published at a rate of 40 million copies per year.

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