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Publishing the Matu Hlimtue Herald News Journal

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Preparing and publishing a news journal for the Matu Hlimtue community.
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The Matu have limited access to news in their own language, and thus are often not aware of what is going on inside Burma or in the world at large. Indeed, most Matu don’t speak English, Hindi, or Burmese, and so local language publications are important as a source of news but also as a means of maintaining their cultural heritage.

The Matu Hlimtue Herald News Journal has been published since 2007 thanks to small donations it has received. The organization hopes to increase its readership by printing more copies thanks to this grant.

You can help by contributing to the costs of publishing the journal for three months, from July to September 2012, including electricity and stationery, communication and transportation, and printing and distributing the journal.

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Name of Organization Matu Hlimtue Herald News Journal
About the Organisation The Matu Hlimtue Herald News was founded in June 2004 by two people in New Delhi to promote Matu literature, health, human rights, political awareness, and general knowledge. The group has an Editor in Chief, Editor, Finance Manager, Reporter, Staff Writer, and Photographer. The group distributes hard copies of its journal in Delhi, Mizoram, and the border area, and also distributes it via email.
Total Costs INR 12,500 (approx. CZK 4,500 or EUR 175)
Amount for sponsorship CZK 4,500
Total Number of Shares 9
Location West Delhi
Timeframe June - September 2012
Progress Update

June/July: In June and July, the Matu Hlimtue News Journal was prepared, printed, and distributed by email and in hard copy to thousands of readers in India and Burma, as well as in Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, Canada, and the USA.

August: The Matu Hlimtue Herald News was published in August and distributed to approximately 10,000 readers inside Burma and internationally (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and USA) via hardcopy and email. In addition, the newsletter is viewed online at www.matupi.net by some 60,000 people. By reading the news in their local language, Matu people have been able to get a better understanding of the political and economic situation, and a greater grasp on human rights issues.

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