Tag Archives: Official Secrets Act

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

Myanmar Digital Rights Forum says situation worse since 2016 — ပြီးခဲ့သည့်နှစ်အတွင်း မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ ဒစ်ဂျစ်တယ် အခွင့်အရေးအခြေအနေ ပိုမိုဆိုးရွားလာကြောင်း မြန်မာဒစ်ဂျစ်တယ်ဆိုင်ရာဖိုရမ်က ထုတ်ဖော်

On 18 January, 130 participants attended the second Myanmar Digital Rights Forum in Yangon hosted and co-organised by Phandeeyar together with MIDO, Free Expression Myanmar, MCRB, and Engage-Media, with support from the Government of Sweden.   Over half of participants came from civil society organisations

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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