A message to our readers

Welcome to a new frontier… Or, at least, a new-look Frontier.

BACK IN January, we announced that Frontier Myanmar would be relaunching as a fortnightly in March. Well, March 1 has rolled around and we are here as promised. We hope you’ll like what you find inside.

We appreciate all the positive feedback and messages of support that we’ve received in recent weeks. These are difficult times for independent media and your encouragement is vital for sustaining Frontier’s brand of independent journalism. It helps us to provide a unique and important voice in Myanmar’s media landscape. In particular, it’s been heartening to see so many readers extend their subscriptions for the fortnightly edition.

You’ll probably notice a few changes, not least of which is our new masthead. While we still consider ourselves to be “leading the way”, we no longer feel the need to tell you on the cover.

The redesign is still a work in progress and we’ll be refining it further in the issues ahead. As always, we welcome feedback and constructive criticism on the content, the appearance, or any other feature.

What hasn’t changed is our commitment to Frontier’s core values. These principles include addressing the country’s biggest challenges and being fair and balanced in the way we cover them. They include delivering fresh reports from all corners of Myanmar and giving a voice to everyone from the highest levels of government and business, to the marginalised and forgotten. They also include setting high editorial standards and being relentless in our efforts to improve.

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We believe that over the past 30 months we’ve created an important product that occupies a unique space in Myanmar. The relaunch as a fortnightly will enable us to continue to invest in high-quality journalism and bring you reporting on a wide range of topics that are important to Myanmar’s future.

We hope you’ll join us on this exciting new phase in the history of Frontier.

This editorial appears in the March 1 issue of Frontier.

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