Tag Archives: National security အမျိုးသားလုံခြုံရေး

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Multi-stakeholder webinar on Myanmar’s website blocking and shutdown — မြန်မာပြည်ရှိ ၀က်(ဘ်)ဆိုက်တစ်ချို့ ပိတ်ပင်ခံရခြင်းနှင့်ပတ်သက်၍ အဖွဲ့အစည်းပေါင်းစုံ ပါ‌၀င်သော အွန်လိုင်းဆွေးနွေးပွဲ

To mark 11-months since the start of Myanmar’s internet shutdown, and 2-months since the government started blocking websites, MDRF organisers brought together 50 senior stakeholders from business, Telecoms, UN, and civil society. The webinar kick-started new relationships and will be followed by in-depth discussions for

Deactivating SIM cards during Covid-19 violates rights — Covid 19 ကာလအတွင်း ဆင်း(မ်)ကဒ်များကို ပိတ်သိမ်းခြင်းသည် လူ့အခွင့်အရေးများကိုချိုးဖောက်ခြင်း ဖြစ်သည်။

The government order to deactivate millions of unregistered SIM cards is disproportionate and incompatible with international standards, especially under Covid-19 when all focus should be on ensuring communications and access to information. The right to freedom of expression and information is critical in the response

New report! No permission to protest — ဆန္ဒထုတ်ဖော်ခွင့်မပြု

Click here to download No permission to protest ဆန္ဒထုတ်ဖော်ခွင့်မပြု  (7mb) >> 2020 marks the hundred-year anniversary of the first major protests in Myanmar’s modern history. Protests have launched political leaders, political parties, new constitutions and elections. As a result, the State has historically viewed protesters

New National Records and Archives Law preserves government secrecy — အစိုးရ၏ သတင်းအချက်အလက် သိုဝှက်မှုကို ဆက်လက်ခိုင်မာသွားစေသော “အမျိုးသား မှတ်တမ်းနှင့် မော်ကွန်းဥပဒေ”အသစ်

Although parliament made one improvement, the newly adopted National Records and Archives Law undermines the right to information and will preserve Myanmar’s position as one of the world’s most secretive countries. The new National Records and Archives Law is the opposite of the right to

21-day countdown to “Myanmar Internet Blackout Day 101” — အင်တာနက်ရရှိရေးကို အလေးထားသော လူပုဂ္ဂိုလ်အားလုံးသို့ အိတ်ဖွင့်ပေးစာ

Today kickstarts the 21-day countdown to Myanmar  Internet Blackout Day 101 on 30 September to show solidarity with over 600,000 people in Rakhine who have had no access to the internet for 101 days! Can you imagine that 30 September will be the 101st day

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FEM welcomes release of Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo — ရိုက်တာသတင်းထောက်များဖြစ်ကြသည့် ကိုဝလုံးနှင့် ကိုကျော်စိုးဦးတို့ လွတ်မြောက်လာသည့်အပေါ် လွတ်လပ်သော ထုတ်ဖော်ပြောဆိုခြင်းမြန်မာမှ ကြိုဆိုလိုက်ပါသည်။

“We are very happy to see Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo freed after 18 months of imprisonment. This is a great day for them and their families. So many people in Myanmar and worldwide will be celebrating their release,” said FEM Director, Yin Yadanar

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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

Myanmar’s media freedom at risk — ခြိမ်းခြောက်ခံနေရသော မြန်မာ့မီဒီယာလွတ်လပ်ခွင့်

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

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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