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Broadcasting Law — ရုပ်မြင်သံကြားနှင့် အသံထုတ်လွှင့်ခြင်းဆိုင်ရာ ဥပဒေ

The Broadcasting Law was superficially amended in 2018. The amendment failed to protect freedom of expression, and reflects the government’s lack of open consultation. Download as PDF >> The Amendment made just two substantive changes to the legal framework for the broadcast media. One change

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Printing and Publishing Law

The Printing and Publishing Law is a licensing law for the print media. Democracies do not licence the print media because licences are easily abused by governments. Printers and publishers are ordinary businesses and should be regulated under ordinary business laws. There is also no

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National security — အမျိုးသားလုံခြုံရေး

UN Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, Siracusa Principles, Principle B(iv) defines when a restriction can be said to serve national security:National security may be invoked to justify measures limiting certain rights only when they are taken to protect the existence of

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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 >