Tag Archives: Right to information

No Thumbnail

New Bill a big step backwards for RTI — သတင်းအချက်အလက်အခွင့်အရေးကို နောက်သို့အကြီးအကျယ်ခြေလှမ်းဆုတ်သွားစေသော ဥပဒေကြမ်းအသစ်

If adopted, the Myanmar government’s new Bill would significantly undermine the right to information (RTI) in one of the world’s most secretive countries. FEM urges the government and parliament to substantively revise the Bill in accordance with international democratic standards. The Ministry of Planning and

No Thumbnail

20 expert organisations urge Myanmar to fully guarantee the internationally protected right to freedom of expression in the Constitution — ဖွဲ့စည်းပုံအခြေခံဥပဒေတွင် လွတ်လပ်စွာထုတ်ဖော်ရေးသားပြောဆိုခွင့်ကို ပြည့်ပြည့်ဝဝအကာကွယ်ပေးရန် မြန်မာနိုင်ငံအ စိုးရအား လွတ်လပ်စွာထုတ်ဖော်ပြောဆိုခွင့်ဆိုင်ရာကျွမ်းကျင်အဖွဲ့အစည်း (၂၀) ဖွဲ့မှ တိုက်တွန်း လိုက်သည်။

A new parliamentary committee tasked with reviewing Myanmar’s constitution is an opportunity for the government to guarantee the democratic rights to free expression, media freedom, and access to information. We welcome the government’s creation of the Constitutional Amendment Committee, established to review and propose amendments

3rd Digital Rights Forum calls for better regulated, freer, safer online space — ဥပဒေရေးဆွဲရာတွင် အများပြည်သူ သဘောထားများကို အလေးထားရယူ၍ ပိုမိုကောင်းမွန်သော ဥပဒေများနှင့် နည်းပညာပတ်ဝန်းကျင်ကို အမှန်တကယ်လွတ်လပ်၍ လုံခြုံသော နေရာတစ်ခုအဖြစ် တည်ဆောက်ရမည်ဟူသော တောင်းဆိုချက်များဖြင့် တတိယအကြိမ်မြောက် မြန်မာ့ဒီဂျစ်တယ် အခွင့်အရေးဖိုရမ်အား အဆုံးသတ်

The third Myanmar Digital Rights Forum concluded on 19 January in Yangon with a call for new policy and regulation that would safeguard digital rights in Myanmar, and a fully consultative process to achieve this. Participants welcomed the government’s announcement of its plans for open

No Thumbnail

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

No Thumbnail

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.

No Thumbnail

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

No Thumbnail

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