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
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.
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
The right to information is included in the Sustainable Development Goals for each country to aim for to achieve development. The right to information includes a number of principles: Presumption of disclosure – the government must disclose everything except in very limited exceptions Proactive disclosure
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
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