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Report: Myanmar’s media not free or fair — လွတ်လပ်မျှတခြင်းများ ဆုံးရှုံးနေသော မြန်မာ့မီဒီယာ

Democratic elections require robust public debate in order to be free and fair. Media freedom, including the freedom to investigate, access, and publish information without restriction, is a prerequisite for such debate. Only a free media can ensure that political parties, leaders, and their promises

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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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Broadcasting Law — ရုပ်မြင်သံကြားနှင့် အသံထုတ်လွှင့်ခြင်းဆိုင်ရာ ဥပဒေ

The Broadcasting Law was superficially amended in 2018. The amendment failed to protect freedom of expression, and reflects the government’s lack of open consultation. Download as PDF >> The Amendment made just two substantive changes to the legal framework for the broadcast media. One change

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Printing and Publishing Law

The Printing and Publishing Law is a licensing law for the print media. Democracies do not licence the print media because licences are easily abused by governments. Printers and publishers are ordinary businesses and should be regulated under ordinary business laws. There is also no