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New report! No permission to protest — ဆန္ဒထုတ်ဖော်ခွင့်မပြု

Click here to download No permission to protest ဆန္ဒထုတ်ဖော်ခွင့်မပြု  (7mb) >> 2020 marks the hundred-year anniversary of the first major protests in Myanmar’s modern history. Protests have launched political leaders, political parties, new constitutions and elections. As a result, the State has historically viewed protesters

New National Records and Archives Law preserves government secrecy — အစိုးရ၏ သတင်းအချက်အလက် သိုဝှက်မှုကို ဆက်လက်ခိုင်မာသွားစေသော “အမျိုးသား မှတ်တမ်းနှင့် မော်ကွန်းဥပဒေ”အသစ်

Although parliament made one improvement, the newly adopted National Records and Archives Law undermines the right to information and will preserve Myanmar’s position as one of the world’s most secretive countries. The new National Records and Archives Law is the opposite of the right to

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4th Myanmar Digital Rights Forum to explore role of data and tech in 2020 elections — လာမည့်ရွေးကောက်ပွဲတွင် ကြုံတွေ့လာနိုင်သည့် နည်းပညာနှင့် ဒေတာ အချက်အလက်များ၏ အရေးပါမှုကို လေးကြိမ်မြောက်ကျင်းပမည့် မြန်မာဒီဂျစ်တယ်အခွင့်အရေးဖိုရမ် ၂၀၂၀ တွင် အဓိကထား ဆွေးနွေးမည်

Myanmar Digital Rights Forum  2020, which is co-organised by Phandeeyar, Myan ICT for Development Organisation (MIDO), Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB), and Free Expression Myanmar (FEM), will be held on 28-29 February, 2020 at the Rose Garden Hotel in Yangon. The two-day event is

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Joint statement condemning one of the world’s longest internet shutdowns in Rakhine State — ကမ္ဘာ့အချိန်ကြာဆုံး အင်တာနက်ဖြတ်တောက်မှုများတွင် တစ်ခုဖြစ်သည့် ရခိုင်ပြည်နယ်ရှိ အင်တာနက်ဖြတ်တောက်မှုအ​ပေါ် ရှုံ့ချကြောင်း ပူးတွဲ သဘောထား ကြေညာချက်

We, civil society organisations and individuals, condemn the continued shut down of all internet access in part of Rakhine State, which entered six months today and is now one of the longest shutdowns in the world. All access to the internet was shut down in

New report! Freedom of the Net: Myanmar in 2019 — အင်တာနက်ပေါ်တွင် လွတ်လပ်မှု မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ

Click here to download Freedom of the Net Myanmar 2019 (3mb) >> Key findings: Obstacles to Access Internet access continues to improve in Myanmar, as more users connect via smartphones with fast 4G service. The success of two foreign-owned mobile service providers has placed pressure

21-day countdown to “Myanmar Internet Blackout Day 101” — အင်တာနက်ရရှိရေးကို အလေးထားသော လူပုဂ္ဂိုလ်အားလုံးသို့ အိတ်ဖွင့်ပေးစာ

Today kickstarts the 21-day countdown to Myanmar  Internet Blackout Day 101 on 30 September to show solidarity with over 600,000 people in Rakhine who have had no access to the internet for 101 days! Can you imagine that 30 September will be the 101st day

5 gaps in MNHRC’s draft Strategic Plan

MNHRC’s decision to openly consult with civil society on its Draft Strategic Plan 2020-2024 demonstrates a willingness to conduct a real, substantive and open consultative process. FEM has reviewed the Draft on the basis of international standards and past experiences, and makes 5 positive recommendations

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New Bill a big step backwards for RTI — သတင်းအချက်အလက်အခွင့်အရေးကို နောက်သို့အကြီးအကျယ်ခြေလှမ်းဆုတ်သွားစေသော ဥပဒေကြမ်းအသစ်

If adopted, the Myanmar government’s new Bill would significantly undermine the right to information (RTI) in one of the world’s most secretive countries. FEM urges the government and parliament to substantively revise the Bill in accordance with international democratic standards. The Ministry of Planning and