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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

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Workshop with Supreme Court and Attorney General’s Office

In a workshop with the Supreme Court and Attorney General’s Office, FEM explained why press council complaints mechanisms are so important. Good for journalists Protects good journalists. Judges them on professional mistakes. Reduces risk of slow, expensive court process. Good for media Improves public credibility

Joint statement with Amnesty to repeal 66(d) — ၂၀၁၃ ခုနှစ် ဆက်သွယ်ရေး ဥပဒေ ပုဒ်မ ၆၆ (ဃ) ကို ရုပ်သိမ်းပါ

Joint statement by 61 Myanmar and international human rights organizations Concerned by reports that the Myanmar authorities will retain the criminal defamation provision of Section 66(d) during a review of the Telecommunications Law, 61 national and international human rights organizations are urging the Myanmar authorities,

Coalition statement calling for repeal of 66(d) — ဆက်သွယ်ရေးဥပဒေပါ ပုဒ်မ ၆၆ (ဃ) အားပယ်ဖျက်ရန်တောင်းဆိုသည့် ပူးပေါင်းကြေညာချက်ထုတ်ပြန်ခြင်း

A joint statement by the Coalition for Telecommunications Law Reform consisting of 22 Myanmar human rights organisations calling for the repeal of Article 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law. 66(d) defines defamation online as a crime and is used to arrest and imprison members of the

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Protection of journalists and human rights defenders bill

Journalists and human rights defenders are regularly attacked for what they say in Myanmar. Reprisal attacks include surveillance, harassment, beatings and killings. Women also face gender-based attacks. Freedom of expression includes a right to protection from violent reprisals and journalists and human rights defenders urgently