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Defamation case against Myanmar weekly dropped

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A defamation case by Myanmar's mining ministry against The Voice Weekly for reporting graft allegations was dropped Thursday, in the latest sign of easing pressure on the nation's long-muzzled media. 

Kyaw Min Swe, chief editor of Myanmar newspaper The Voice Weekly speaks to reporters as he comes out of the Dagon township courthouse following a hearing in Yangon on January 31, 2013. A defamation case by Myanmar's mining ministry against The Voice Weekly for reporting graft allegations was dropped Thursday, in the latest sign of easing pressure on the nation's long-muzzled media.

A Rangoon court agreed to withdraw charges against The Voice at the ministry's request, following mediation by a recently-formed press council, according to judge Khin Thant Zin.

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