Category Archives: News သတင်း

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FEM welcomes Kofi Annan commission recommendations on media, access to information, and hate speech — FEM မှ မီဒီယာ၊ သတင်းအချက်အလက်ရရှိခွင့် နှင့် အမုန်းစကား ကိစ္စရပ်များအပေါ် ကိုဖီအာနန်ကော်မရှင်၏ အကြံပြုချက်များအား ကြိုဆိုပါသည်။

FEM welcomes today’s publication of the final Rakhine Commission Report, led by Kofi Annan, and urges the Myanmar government to implement its recommendations on media, access to information and hate speech without delay. Media access FEM urges the government to implement without delay recommendations no.

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Statistics on corruption in Myanmar

The 2017 Global Corruption Barometer gives evidence about corruption in Myanmar. Overall, 60% of people in Myanmar think that corruption has stayed the same or increased since the NLD took power. 38% think the NLD is handling corruption badly or very badly. Participants believed that

Repeal 66(d) to protect legal constitutionality, non-duplication and clarity — ဖွဲ့စည်းပုံအခြေခံဥပဒေပါ ပြဌာန်းချက်၊ ပုံစံတူဥပဒေများထပ်မနေစေခြင်း နှင့် ရှင်းလင်းပြတ်သားခြင်းကို ကာကွယ်ရန် ၆၆(ဃ) ကို အပြီးတိုင်ဖျက်သိမ်းပါ။

As lawyers and legal advocates working on cases relating to the media, internet and freedom of expression in Myanmar, Free Expression Myanmar (FEM), Myanmar Media Legal Network (MMLN), Hygienic Legal Clinic call on Members of Parliament and the Parliamentary Bill Committees to use the opportunity

Joint statement with Amnesty to repeal 66(d) — ၂၀၁၃ ခုနှစ် ဆက်သွယ်ရေး ဥပဒေ ပုဒ်မ ၆၆ (ဃ) ကို ရုပ်သိမ်းပါ

Joint statement by 61 Myanmar and international human rights organizations Concerned by reports that the Myanmar authorities will retain the criminal defamation provision of Section 66(d) during a review of the Telecommunications Law, 61 national and international human rights organizations are urging the Myanmar authorities,

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UN letter to government on activist’s case (MMR2/2016)

A UN letter sent in August 2016 to the Myanmar government protesting illegitimate criminal charges brought against an activist, has finally been published. The letter (MMR2/2016) raised serious concerns about Khine Myo Htun. The joint letter came from the UN Special Rapportuer for Myanmar, Yanghee

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UN letter to government on journalists’ cases (MMR6/2015)

A UN letter sent in June 2015 to the Myanmar government protesting illegitimate criminal charges brought against journalists, has finally been published. FEM staff supported the Special Rapporteurs in collecting information for the letter. The letter (MMR6/2016) raised serious concerns about the cases of these

Coalition statement calling for repeal of 66(d) — ဆက်သွယ်ရေးဥပဒေပါ ပုဒ်မ ၆၆ (ဃ) အားပယ်ဖျက်ရန်တောင်းဆိုသည့် ပူးပေါင်းကြေညာချက်ထုတ်ပြန်ခြင်း

A joint statement by the Coalition for Telecommunications Law Reform consisting of 22 Myanmar human rights organisations calling for the repeal of Article 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law. 66(d) defines defamation online as a crime and is used to arrest and imprison members of the

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UN letter to government on Facebook users’ cases (MMR9/2015)

A UN letter sent in October 2015 to the Myanmar government protesting illegitimate criminal charges brought against two Facebook users, has finally been published. The letter (MMR9/2015) raised serious concerns about the cases of these Facebook users: Chaw Sandi Tun Patrick Khum Jaa Lee The

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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 Freedom of expression Find out more about freedom of expression