Category Archives: News သတင်း

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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

Myanmar Digital Rights Forum: New aims agreed for 2018 — မြန်မာဒစ်ဂျစ်တယ်အခွင့်အရေးဖိုရမ် – ၂၀၁၈ ခုနှစ်အတွက် သဘောတူညီထားသော ဦးတည်ချက်များ

On 18-19 January 2018, 130 participants attended the second edition of Myanmar Digital Rights Forum in Yangon to discuss the future of Myanmar’s Internet. Participants included representatives from civil society, government & parliament, the media, academia and private sector (local as well as global companies

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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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