The Myanmar people have used their right to freedom of expression to reject the military’s 2021 coup. The military’s responded with vengeance, including unlawfully adopting new legal provisions such as Article 505A to crackdown on dissent. Download the full report >> This report summarises one
FEM has sent a submission to the Facebook Oversight Board which is hearing an appeal against the removal of a Myanmar language post for alleged “hate speech”. The post was published and removed during the coup. The Oversight Board has since over-ruled Facebook, deciding that
A new drafting committee for a “hate speech” “law” that includes much broader political “crimes” is another sign of the military’s intention to restrict freedom of expression in the long term. According to information received, on 21 May 2021 the military established a new drafting
Hate speech Directive threatens free expression in election countdown — အမုန်းစကားဆိုင်ရာအမိန့်ညွှန်ကြားချက်သည် ရွေးကောက်ပွဲကာလသို့နီးကပ်နေချိန်တွင် လွတ်လပ်စွာထုတ်ဖော်ပြောဆိုရေးသားခွင့်ကို ခြိမ်းခြောက်လျက်ရှိသည်။
Following years of inaction, the Myanmar government has made its first public policy response to “hate speech”.Presidential Directive 3/2020 includes several positive policy developments but conceals a significant threat to freedom of expression. FEM has written several reports on the government’s policy response to hate
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.
This is an article published by Irrawaddy. It explains about the concept of “hate speech” and how Myanmar’s government should deal with it, ensuring maximum protection for the right to freedom of expression. လွတ်လပ်စွာထုတ်ဖော်ပြောဆိုခြင်း မြန်မာ မှ ယဉ်ရတနာသိန်း ရေးသားပြီး ဧရာဝတီသတင်းဌာနက ဖော်ပြထားတာ ဖြစ်ပါတယ်။ ” ဒီနေ့ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံဟာ တခြားသော
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.
A UN letter sent in August 2016 to the Myanmar government protesting illegitimate criminal charges brought against an activist, has finally been published. The letter (MMR2/2016) raised serious concerns about Khine Myo Htun. The joint letter came from the UN Special Rapportuer for Myanmar, Yanghee
Protection Against Hate Speech Bill – အမုန်းစကားတားဆီးကာကွယ်ရေးဥပဒေကြမ်း၏ ဖြစ်နိုင်ခြေရှိသောဆိုးကျိုးများမှ အကာအကွယ်
Influential people that are intolerant of religious, ethnic, gender and sexual diversity have made hateful speech in Myanmar. Hateful speech has included everything from offensive and discriminatory remarks to incitement to violence and ethnic cleansing. People making hateful speech are unaccountable. The government has not
When we use the term “incitement”, we are talking about speech or other acts of expression that advocate or promote hatred in a way that is intended to encourage individuals to commit acts of violence or other human rights violations against a protected group.There are