Although the Burmese constitution provides for freedom of the press, the country's media environment continues to be restricted. In the run-up to the 2010 elections, media were subject to censorship. However, newspapers were allowed to interview and quote candidates, a freedom hitherto unknown. Since May 2011, print media no longer have to submit articles prior to publication about non-political issues (such as sports or leisure) to the Press Scrutiny Board. Newspapers are testing the boundaries of their new freedom. For example, the term "prisoners of conscience" is now allowed by the Press Scrutiny Board, along with calls for releases. Articles about and images of Aung San Suu Kyi and her NLD are accepted, which was unthinkable until recently. Furthermore, censorship of
the internet has ended. Further progress seem likely.