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
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 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
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