Tag Archives: Digital rights

Digital coup anniversary event

To mark one year since the military banned Facebook in Myanmar, join us in a discussion on the “digital coup”. The event will hear from four speakers from different sectors each with an expert understanding of the topic: Khoe Reh – the Head of Myanmar

FEM logo English and Myanmar

Military’s cyber security bill worse than their previous draft

The military’s new draft Cyber Security Law repeats the repressive provisions of previous drafts and adds more, seriously threatening the safety and security of Myanmar’s digital space. The military has circulated a newly revised draft Cyber Security Law to a few stakeholders requesting any feedback

FEM logo English and Myanmar

Criminal media laws return, internet threatened

A new legal amendment returns media “crimes” and imprisonment to Myanmar and seeks to further control internet media. The Second Broadcast Law “Amendment” was “adopted” by the military’s State Administration Council on 1 November 2021 without any advance notice or consultation. The original Broadcast Law

New report: Freedom of the Net 2021 — အင်တာနက်ပေါ်တွင် လွတ်လပ်မှု မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ ၂၀၂၁

  2019 2020 2021 Internet Freedom Status အင်တာနက်ပေါ်တွင် လွတ်လပ်မှု အခြေအနေ Not Free လွတ်လပ်မှုမရှိ Not Free လွတ်လပ်မှုမရှိ Not Free လွတ်လပ်မှုမရှိ A.     Obstacles to Access (0-25 points) ရရှိအသုံးပြုနိုင်မှုအပေါ် အတားအဆီးများ (၀-၂၅ မှတ်) 10 7 4 B.     Limits on Content (0-35 points) အကြောင်းအရာများကို ကန့်သတ်မှု (၀–၃၅ မှတ်) 16 13 7 C.     Violations of

FEM logo English and Myanmar

Experts tell Telenor to stop the sale

A group of 45 organisations expert in responsible telecoms operations worldwide has written to the Chair of the Board of Telenor Group, Gunn Wærsted, urging her to stop their rash sale to the controversial company M1 Group. The group has also written to Norwegian Prime

FEM logo English and Myanmar

Stop the sale of surveillance tech

We the undersigned civil society organizations and independent experts are alarmed at the media revelations that NSO Group’s spyware has been used to facilitate human rights violations around the world on a massive scale.  These revelations are a result of the Pegasus Project and are

FEM logo English and Myanmar

Myanmar’s new Electronic Transactions Law Amendment

The newly-adopted 2021 Electronic Transactions Law Amendment seriously threatens the right to freedom of expression and the right to privacy in Myanmar. The “adoption” of the Electronic Transactions Law (ETL) “Amendment” was announced on State television on 15 February 2021. The repressive ETL was created