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 >>
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
The freedom by which the media can investigate, access, and publish information, particularly that which is critical, is one of the best ways to measure the level of democracy in a country. Journalists know best how much freedom the media has, and can compare their
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
Free expression, access to information and media freedom are one of the first casualties in every conflict, including in Myanmar. However, it is during conflicts that these rights are so important to defend. Without them, it is difficult to establish the truth about what is
The Broadcasting Law was created to open up the government-controlled television and radio sector and allow new private and community channels to apply for licences. Unfortunately the law keeps all undemocratic government-controlled channels and creates a broadcasting regulator that is not independent from government control.