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Myanmar Digital Rights Forum says situation worse since 2016 — ပြီးခဲ့သည့်နှစ်အတွင်း မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ ဒစ်ဂျစ်တယ် အခွင့်အရေးအခြေအနေ ပိုမိုဆိုးရွားလာကြောင်း မြန်မာဒစ်ဂျစ်တယ်ဆိုင်ရာဖိုရမ်က ထုတ်ဖော်

On 18 January, 130 participants attended the second Myanmar Digital Rights Forum in Yangon hosted and co-organised by Phandeeyar together with MIDO, Free Expression Myanmar, MCRB, and Engage-Media, with support from the Government of Sweden.   Over half of participants came from civil society organisations

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Free expression is good for business — လွတ်လပ်သောထုတ်ဖော်ပြောဆိုခြင်းက စီးပွားရေးလုပ်ငန်းများအတွက် ကောင်းမွန်သည်။

Freedom of expression creates an economic and policy environment of openness, transparency, government accountability, and responsible legal processes that are vital for doing good business. Without free expression including media freedom, monopolies emerge, employees’ rights are abused, and corruption and malpractice become common. In this

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Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law

The Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law regulates protest in Myanmar. The Law clearly violates the Myanma people’s rights to freedom of expression and assembly by: Prioritising control over rather than facilitation of protests Requiring protesters to overcome burdensome and bureaucratic hurdles Effectively making spontaneous protests unlawful

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What really happened with the reform of 66(d)

FEM’s analysis of the government’s recent reform of the Telecommunications Act, including Article 66(d), has been published in Frontier Myanmar: The 66(d) amendment: tinkering at the edges On August 29, President U Htin Kyaw signed into law long-awaited amendments to the 2013 Telecommunications Law that

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Military withdraws criminal complaints against eight — မြန်မာ့တပ်မတော်က တရားစွဲဆိုထားသည့် အမှု ရှစ်မှုကို ရုပ်သိမ်းလိုက်ခြင်း

FEM welcomes the military’s withdrawal today of criminal complaints against eight journalists, journalist sources and human rights defenders. The criminal provisions in the Penal Code, Telecommunications Law, and Unlawful Association Law, used to charge the eight people are not acceptable under international standards on the

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FEM welcomes Kofi Annan commission recommendations on media, access to information, and hate speech — FEM မှ မီဒီယာ၊ သတင်းအချက်အလက်ရရှိခွင့် နှင့် အမုန်းစကား ကိစ္စရပ်များအပေါ် ကိုဖီအာနန်ကော်မရှင်၏ အကြံပြုချက်များအား ကြိုဆိုပါသည်။

FEM welcomes today’s publication of the final Rakhine Commission Report, led by Kofi Annan, and urges the Myanmar government to implement its recommendations on media, access to information and hate speech without delay. Media access FEM urges the government to implement without delay recommendations no.

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Statistics on corruption in Myanmar

The 2017 Global Corruption Barometer gives evidence about corruption in Myanmar. Overall, 60% of people in Myanmar think that corruption has stayed the same or increased since the NLD took power. 38% think the NLD is handling corruption badly or very badly. Participants believed that

Repeal 66(d) to protect legal constitutionality, non-duplication and clarity — ဖွဲ့စည်းပုံအခြေခံဥပဒေပါ ပြဌာန်းချက်၊ ပုံစံတူဥပဒေများထပ်မနေစေခြင်း နှင့် ရှင်းလင်းပြတ်သားခြင်းကို ကာကွယ်ရန် ၆၆(ဃ) ကို အပြီးတိုင်ဖျက်သိမ်းပါ။

As lawyers and legal advocates working on cases relating to the media, internet and freedom of expression in Myanmar, Free Expression Myanmar (FEM), Myanmar Media Legal Network (MMLN), Hygienic Legal Clinic call on Members of Parliament and the Parliamentary Bill Committees to use the opportunity