Category Archives: News သတင်း

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Myanmar internet freedom declines for 2nd year running

Myanmar’s nascent internet freedom has declined in 2018 for the second year in a row under the NLD according to US-based Freedom House’s annual report launched today and researched by FEM. Myanmar’s score deteriorated from 61 to 63 in 2017 and worsened again to 64

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New bylaws are opportunity to fix Broadcasting Law flaws

Myanmar’s problematic Broadcasting Law which currently gives the government full control over television and radio should be improved by the Bylaws currently under development to ensure viable channels that are both diverse in content and are protected from government interference. Download as a PDF >>

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Superficial amendment leaves Broadcasting Law undemocratic — အပေါ်ယံပြင်ဆင်ချက်က ရုပ်သံလွှင့်ဥပဒေအား ဒီမိုကရေစီနည်းမကျဖြစ်စေ သည်

The newly adopted Broadcasting Law Amendment (2018) contains only superficial change, fails to protect freedom of expression, and reflects the government’s lack of open consultation. Download as PDF >> The Amendment makes just two substantive changes to the legal framework for the broadcast media. One

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Let’s talk about “hate speech” — အမုန်းစကားအကြောင်း ပြောရအောင်

This is an article published by Irrawaddy. It explains about the concept of “hate speech” and how Myanmar’s government should deal with it, ensuring maximum protection for the right to freedom of expression. လွတ်လပ်စွာထုတ်ဖော်ပြောဆိုခြင်း မြန်မာ မှ ယဉ်ရတနာသိန်း ရေးသားပြီး ဧရာဝတီသတင်းဌာနက ဖော်ပြထားတာ ဖြစ်ပါတယ်။ ” ဒီနေ့ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံဟာ တခြားသော

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Show-trial convicts Reuters journalists to 7 years imprisonment — ရုပ်ပြသက်သက်ဖြစ်သော တရားခွင်မှ Reuters ဂျာနယ်လစ်နှစ်ဦးကို ထောင်ဒဏ်ပြစ်မှုချမှတ် စီရင်လိုက်သည်

“Today’s decision to convict the Reuters journalists despite overwhelming evidence of their innocence is a travesty,” said Yin Yadanar Thein, Manager of Free Expression Myanmar. “The conviction shows the lengths to which the Myanmar state is willing to go to hide its wrongdoing. In the

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Reuters case encourages mass self-censorship about Rakhine conflict — Reuters အမှုသည် ရခိုင်ပဋိပက္ခနှင့် ပတ်သတ်ပြီး အလွန်ကြီးမားသည့် မိမိဘာသာဆင်ဆာထိန်းချုပ်ခြင်းကို အားပေး လျက်ရှိနေ

Today’s decision by a Yangon court to charge two journalists, Ko Wa Lone and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo, deeply undermines the right to freedom of expression in Myanmar. “Almost every journalist in Myanmar self-censors on anything relating to Rakhine because of this Reuters case. Prosecuting

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Conference on media freedom and conflict

The media risks many threats when trying to report about conflicts. Many areas are completely off-limits. “Fake news” and “hate speech” are the result of a lack of trustworthy information. The Center for Myanmar Media Development and FEM hosted a day-long conference on 30 March

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5 violations that need addressing in protest law amendment – ငြိမ်းစုစီဥပဒေကို ပြင်ဆင်သည့် ဥပဒေကြမ်း၏ ဦးတည်ဆန်းစစ်ရန်လိုအပ်နေသော လူ့အခွင့်အရေးချိုးဖောက်နေမှု (၅)ရပ်။

Download this as a PDF» We welcome the recognition that the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law (the PAPP Law) is undemocratic and should again be amended by the government. Unfortunately, the Bill of Amendment of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law (the Amendment