FEM welcomes today’s Indonesian court ruling which declared that the West Papua internet shutdown was unlawful. Myanmar should learn from Indonesia. The West Papuan shutdown shares many similarities to Myanmar’s internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin States. Indonesia’s union government ordered the shutdown in 2019,
Click here to download Freedom of the Net Myanmar 2019 (3mb) >> Key findings: Obstacles to Access Internet access continues to improve in Myanmar, as more users connect via smartphones with fast 4G service. The success of two foreign-owned mobile service providers has placed pressure
Nine months after Myanmar CSOs wrote to Mark Zuckerberg raising concerns about content moderation, what has changed? What positive steps have been taken and what negative ones? What should happen next? This is just one session at the Myanmar Digital Rights Forum, 18-19 January in Yangon.
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
Free expression, access to information and media freedom are one of the first casualties in every conflict, including in Myanmar. However, it is during conflicts that these rights are so important to defend. Without them, it is difficult to establish the truth about what is
Reporting in a truthful and balanced way is an important professional goal for journalists.But freedom of expression not limited to merely truthful information.Journalists should not be compelled to publish only information whose truthfulness is ascertained.Limiting news output to only “true” or State-sanctioned news actually poses