Eleven Media Group announced on Monday that it has applied to the Ministry of Information for a license to launch a daily newspaper in Burma per April 1. It said seven other companies have applied for a license to publish a daily. The Myanmar Times’ managing director, Australian businessman Ross Dunkley, said last month that he also planned to turn the paper into a daily in April. The government announced in late December that it would allow private daily newspaper—in either Burmese, ethnic or foreign languages—after a 45-year ban. The move followed the government’s decision to end direct media censorship in August 2012, allowing journalists to publish their work without submitting it first to state censors.