Category Archives: News သတင်း

Facebook’s plan threatens to censor media and encourage disinformation ဖေ့စ်ဘွတ်ခ်လူမှုကွန်ယက်၏ အစီအစဥ်သည် သတင်းမီဒီယာများကို ဆင် ဆာဖြတ်တောက်ရန် ခြိမ်းခြောက်လျက်ရှိပြီး သတင်းတုများ ပြန့်ပွားခြင်း ကို တွန်းအားပေးလျက်ရှိ

45 media and media rights organisations urge Facebook not to implement its planned News Feed modification in Myanmar as it threatens to reduce people’s access to reliable news and lead to the spread of disinformation. In early 2021, Facebook began modifying its algorithms in specific

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New legal advice and support for people prosecuted for their free expression လွတ်လပ်စွာ ထုတ်ဖော်ပြောဆိုခြင်းအား ကျင့်သုံးသည့်အတွက် တရားစွဲဆိုခံထားရ သူများအား ဥပဒေရေးရာ အကြံပေးခြင်း နှင့် ပံ့ပိုးမှု

Free Expression Myanmar (FEM) is launching a legal support hotline for those being prosecuted for exercising their right to freedom of expression. This includes anyone prosecuted or facing a risk of prosecution, and will cover anybody including journalists, protesters, activists, human rights defenders, CSO workers,

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Joint letter to Ooredoo calling for due diligence in any sale

FEM and partners have written to the CEO of Ooredoo global to urge the company to conduct human rights due diligence on any potential sale, vet any potential buyers, safeguard users, and engage with stakeholders.  The letter We, the undersigned organizations, work to protect, promote

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Submission to International Parliamentary Inquiry into Myanmar

FEM has provided a submission to the International Parliamentary Inquiry into the international response to the coup in Myanmar. The Inquiry was launched to assess the response of international actors to the crisis in Myanmar, with the aim of formulating effective policy recommendations for courses

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Ooredoo sale risk to digital rights in Myanmar အော်ရီဒူး(မြန်မာ)အား ရောင်းထုတ်မည့် အစီအစဥ်သည် မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတွင်း ဒစ်ဂျစ်တယ်အခွင့်အရေးများအား ထိခိုက်နိုင်ချေရှိ

FEM urges Ooredoo to conduct heightened due diligence before deciding whether to sell or who to sell to, ensuring the greatest protection for the digital rights of employees and customers. Ooredoo, the last foreign mobile telecoms operator remaining in Myanmar, has reportedly told the regulator

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Extrajudicial killings of dissidents a war crime with serious chilling effect အာဏာသိမ်းမှုအား ဆန့်ကျင်သူများကို တရားမျှတသည့်ဥပဒေလုပ်ထုံးလုပ်နည်းများနှင့်မညီဘဲ သတ်ဖြတ်ခြင်းသည် ဥပဒေဆိုင်ရာအခွင့်အရေးကို အသုံးချမှုအား တားဆီးကန့်သတ်သည့် သက်ရောက်မှုကို ဖြစ်ပေါ်စေပြီး၊ ဆိုးရွားသော စစ်ရာဇဝတ်မှု ကျူးလွန်ခြင်းဖြစ်သည်။

FEM shares its condolences and condemns the military’s extrajudicial killing of four dissidents in what likely amounts to a war crime that will leave a chilling effect on freedom of expression across Myanmar and beyond. On 25 July, the military-controlled State media announced that Ko

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UN submission on military propaganda and disinformation

FEM has submitted a report to the UN Special Rapporteur regarding the military’s use of propaganda, disinformation, media censorship, and internet restrictions to incite conflict.  Background The UN Special Rapporteur for freedom of expression, Irene Khan, is writing a report for the UN General Assembly

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Recommendations to protect mass movements submitted to UN

FEM has submitted a report based on the experiences of Myanmar to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of assembly and association who is conducting a review of “social movements”.  Background FEM’s submission to the UN Special Rapporteur’s call encapsulates the offline and online

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Review of post-coup CSO funding submitted to UN

FEM has submitted a report to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of assembly and association documenting the post-coup funding of CSOs in Myanmar.  The report covers Myanmar’s association regulations, their effect on fundraising, and the military’s crackdown on CSO funding. It also highlights