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
Myanmar Digital Rights Forum 2020, which is co-organised by Phandeeyar, Myan ICT for Development Organisation (MIDO), Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB), and Free Expression Myanmar (FEM), will be held on 28-29 February, 2020 at the Rose Garden Hotel in Yangon. The two-day event is
Click here to download Freedom of the Net Myanmar 2019 (3mb) >> Key findings: Obstacles to Access Internet access continues to improve in Myanmar, as more users connect via smartphones with fast 4G service. The success of two foreign-owned mobile service providers has placed pressure
The Draft Amendment Bill of the Law Protecting the Privacy and Security of Citizens was published on the Union Parliament website on 25 February 2019, in order to inform the public. We welcome the government’s attempt to amend the privacy law. Since its adoption in
Across Myanmar, women human rights defenders (WHRDs) exercise their right to freedom of expression to expose discrimination and injustice, name-and-shame perpetrators, and speak uncomfortable truths to power. In doing so, they risk retaliation including physical, sexual, and psychological gender-based violence (GBV). The risk of GBV
Nine months after Myanmar CSOs wrote to Mark Zuckerberg raising concerns about content moderation, what has changed? What positive steps have been taken and what negative ones? What should happen next? This is just one session at the Myanmar Digital Rights Forum, 18-19 January in Yangon.
The Myanmar Digital Rights Forum 2019 will be held on 18-19 January 2019. We want to design the MDRF based on what you want and in the format that you prefer. We would like to hear from you what you would like to discuss or
The Law Protecting the Privacy and Security of Citizens was adopted by the National League for Democracy government on 8 March 2017 to enact Article 357 of the Constitution. Article 8(f) Article 8(f) criminalises defamation: “no one shall act in any way to slander or harm