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False news — မှားယွင်းသောသတင်း

Reporting in a truthful and balanced way is an important professional goal for journalists.But freedom of expression not limited to merely truthful information.Journalists should not be compelled to publish only information whose truthfulness is ascertained.Limiting news output to only “true” or State-sanctioned news actually poses

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Constitution — ဖွဲ့စည်းပုံ

The Constitution does not fully protect the right to freedom of expression. Articles 354 (liberty of expression and publication) and 365 (freedom of artistic expression) do not comply with international standards. There are no articles protecting media freedom and the right to information.2017 updateThe NLD

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Penal code not a priority says NLD

The NLD has announced that reforming the Penal Code is not a priority for the government, despite growing demands from civil society. အသရေဖျက်မှုကို လူတစ်ဦးတစ်ယောက်၏ အသရေကို နစ်နာစေရန် အကြံဖြင့်သော်လည်းကောင်း၊ ထိုသူ၏ အသရေကို ထိခိုက်စေမည်ဟု သိလျက်နှင့် သော်လည်းကောင်း ပြောဆိုရေးသားဖော်ပြလျှင် အသရေဖျက်မှု မြောက်ကြောင်း Find out more about freedom of expression >

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Penal Code — ရာဇသတ်ကြီး

The Penal Code (aka Criminal Code) includes many articles on defamation, sedition, offense, religion and incitement that were created under a colonial government and are not suitable for a democracy. The articles are so vague and broad that they are easily used to suppress debate and