Category Archives: News သတင်း

3rd Digital Rights Forum calls for better regulated, freer, safer online space — ဥပဒေရေးဆွဲရာတွင် အများပြည်သူ သဘောထားများကို အလေးထားရယူ၍ ပိုမိုကောင်းမွန်သော ဥပဒေများနှင့် နည်းပညာပတ်ဝန်းကျင်ကို အမှန်တကယ်လွတ်လပ်၍ လုံခြုံသော နေရာတစ်ခုအဖြစ် တည်ဆောက်ရမည်ဟူသော တောင်းဆိုချက်များဖြင့် တတိယအကြိမ်မြောက် မြန်မာ့ဒီဂျစ်တယ် အခွင့်အရေးဖိုရမ်အား အဆုံးသတ်

The third Myanmar Digital Rights Forum concluded on 19 January in Yangon with a call for new policy and regulation that would safeguard digital rights in Myanmar, and a fully consultative process to achieve this. Participants welcomed the government’s announcement of its plans for open

MDRF invitation: Is Facebook’s content moderation working?

Nine months after Myanmar CSOs wrote to Mark Zuckerberg raising concerns about content moderation, what has changed? What positive steps have been taken and what negative ones? What should happen next? This is just one session at the Myanmar Digital Rights Forum, 18-19 January in Yangon.

MDRF invitation: “Shut up girl, it’s too sensitive!”

What happens to those who speak out about “sensitive” issues online? What backlash do they face? And from whom? What risks do women face if they talk about sexual and reproduction rights? What happens when you raise LGBT rights? This is just one session at the

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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