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To Promote Matu Herald News

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Preparing and publishing a monthly news journal in the Matu language.
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Many Burmese refugees living in India do not have a good command of English or Hindi, and therefore cannot follow the news. The media is also the strongest and fastest news around the world and can influence the political situation in a country if the population is informed and aware. By publishing a monthly news journal in the Matu language, the Matu Herald News Group hopes to sow the seeds of democracy in the hearts of the Burmese people, to ultimately help build a better Burma. With access to the news and what is going on in other countries, Burmese refugees will have a better understanding of democracy and how it works, and be ready to bring real democracy to Burma when the time comes.

You can help by contributing to the costs of publishing the Matu Herald News Journal for three months from June to August 2012, including collecting, editing, printing and distributing the news journal.

Additional Information

Name of Organization Matu Herald News Group
About the Organisation The Matu Herald News Group was established in October 2008. The group seeks to inform all Burmese living outside the country (specifically those from the Matu community living in India) about the political situation inside Burma. The group members also see publishing the journal as a means of non-violent political movement against Burma’s military government.
Total Costs INR 12,500 (approx. CZK 4,500 or EUR 175)
Amount for sponsorship CZK 4,500
Total Number of Shares 9
Location Sitapuri, New Delhi
Timeframe June - August 2012
Progress Update

June: Staff at the Matu Herald News Group published the June edition of the Matu Herald News. To do so, they collected local and international news stories to publish in the journal, typed and edited the stories, and produced both printed and electronic copies of the journal for distribution.

July: Publishing of the Matu Herald News continued in July, with stories covering local and international news. Through print and electronic copies, some 4,700 people could read news in their own language.

August: The August edition of the Matu News was prepared, printed, and distributed to some 4,000 people via hardcopy/ email. Readers get access to local international, and most importantly Burma news in their own dialect, Matu. Burmese refugees in Delhi are very keen to learn what is going on in their home country, and to hear the people's voices as concerns the fight for democracy.

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