Myanmar Portraits Unchained Authors

February 5, 2013 - 4:31 AM
In this photo taken on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, author Ma Thida gestures while talking during an interview at her office in Yangon, Myanmar. Nearly two years into reformist president Thein Sein's term, the rush of hope and idealism that greeted many new freedoms - most strikingly freedom of speech - is turning into a measured assessment of the country’s progress. Long accustomed to writing around censorship, Myanmar's writers are relearning the habits of free thought and testing the boundaries of speech. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)