Tag Archives: National security အမျိုးသားလုံခြုံရေး

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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

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5 violations that need addressing in protest law amendment – ငြိမ်းစုစီဥပဒေကို ပြင်ဆင်သည့် ဥပဒေကြမ်း၏ ဦးတည်ဆန်းစစ်ရန်လိုအပ်နေသော လူ့အခွင့်အရေးချိုးဖောက်နေမှု (၅)ရပ်။

Download this as a PDF» We welcome the recognition that the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law (the PAPP Law) is undemocratic and should again be amended by the government. Unfortunately, the Bill of Amendment of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law (the Amendment

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Reform of the Telecommunications Law and 66(d)

The Telecommunications Law keeps many undemocratic rules allowing communications to be closely monitored and users to be criminalised for what they say online. FEM is campaigning to get it amended to make the regulator independent from the government and to remove all criminal punishments.Campaign updatesမကြာမှီလာမည်!Myanmar’s

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Right to Information Bill

Myanmar is one of the most corrupt countries in the world with one of the most unaccountable governments. This is partly because the government is very secretive and many public officials believe that the information they keep on budgets, policies, and projects is secret. Myanmar

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Official Secrets Act

The Official Secrets Act was created by the British colonial government in 1923 to criminalise the sharing of almost any kind of information held by the government. The government can say any information is an official secret and is likely to hide corruption and wrongdoing

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Electronic Transactions Law

The Electronic Transactions Law was created under the military government to regulate the internet and control internet users using harsh criminal punishments. The Electronic Transactions Law includes illegitimate criminal punishments for freedom of expression which are unacceptable in a democracy. Summary of recommendations The Electronic

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National security — အမျိုးသားလုံခြုံရေး

UN Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, Siracusa Principles, Principle B(iv) defines when a restriction can be said to serve national security: National security may be invoked to justify measures limiting certain rights only when they are taken to protect the existence