Tag Archives: Right to information

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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: New aims agreed for 2018 — မြန်မာဒစ်ဂျစ်တယ်အခွင့်အရေးဖိုရမ် – ၂၀၁၈ ခုနှစ်အတွက် သဘောတူညီထားသော ဦးတည်ချက်များ

On 18-19 January 2018, 130 participants attended the second edition of Myanmar Digital Rights Forum in Yangon to discuss the future of Myanmar’s Internet. Participants included representatives from civil society, government & parliament, the media, academia and private sector (local as well as global companies

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FEM welcomes Kofi Annan commission recommendations on media, access to information, and hate speech — FEM မှ မီဒီယာ၊ သတင်းအချက်အလက်ရရှိခွင့် နှင့် အမုန်းစကား ကိစ္စရပ်များအပေါ် ကိုဖီအာနန်ကော်မရှင်၏ အကြံပြုချက်များအား ကြိုဆိုပါသည်။

FEM welcomes today’s publication of the final Rakhine Commission Report, led by Kofi Annan, and urges the Myanmar government to implement its recommendations on media, access to information and hate speech without delay. Media access FEM urges the government to implement without delay recommendations no.

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Statistics on corruption in Myanmar

The 2017 Global Corruption Barometer gives evidence about corruption in Myanmar. Overall, 60% of people in Myanmar think that corruption has stayed the same or increased since the NLD took power. 38% think the NLD is handling corruption badly or very badly. Participants believed that

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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