Tag Archives: National security အမျိုးသားလုံခြုံရေး

No Thumbnail

Military orchestrated an “information coup” စစ်တပ်သည် “သတင်းအချက်အလက် အာဏာသိမ်းမှု” ကို ကြိုးကိုင်ဆောင်ရွက်လျက်ရှိသည်

As the world marks International Day for Universal Access to Information, the people of Myanmar face propaganda, disinformation, and secrecy under the military’s “information coup”. Since 1 February 2021, the military has devised, orchestrated, and intensified six parts of a vast “information coup” intended to

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

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

FEM logo English and Myanmar

Six risks from Myanmar’s draft Cyber Security Law

This analysis outlines six serious risks posed by the Myanmar military’s draft “Cyber Security Law”. It is based upon international standards relating to the right to freedom of expression. It builds upon a statement issued on 11 February by 250 civil society organisations in Myanmar,

Civil society marks 1-year of world’s longest internet shutdown — မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတွင် အင်တာနက်ဖြတ်တောက်ခံရမှုသည် ကမ္ဘာ့အရှည်ကြာဆုံးဖြစ်ကာ တစ်နှစ်ပြည့် နှစ်ပတ်လည် သို့ ရောက်ရှိလာသည့်အပေါ် အရပ်ဖက်အဖွဲ့အစည်းများ၏ သဘောထားထုတ်ပြန်ချက်

Today, 21 June, is the first anniversary of the shutdown of all mobile internet access in Myanmar’s Rakhine and Chin States. This is the longest internet shutdown in the world. Approximately 1.4 million people in eight townships in those States are suffering from the ongoing

No Thumbnail

Indonesian shutdown ruling is lesson for Myanmar — အင်ဒိုနီးရှားအင်တာနက်ဖြတ်တောက်မှုအပေါ် စီရင်ချက်သည် မြန်မာအတွက် သင်ခန်းစာယူစရာဖြစ်သည်။

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,

No Thumbnail

Multi-stakeholder webinar on Myanmar’s website blocking and shutdown — မြန်မာပြည်ရှိ ၀က်(ဘ်)ဆိုက်တစ်ချို့ ပိတ်ပင်ခံရခြင်းနှင့်ပတ်သက်၍ အဖွဲ့အစည်းပေါင်းစုံ ပါ‌၀င်သော အွန်လိုင်းဆွေးနွေးပွဲ

To mark 11-months since the start of Myanmar’s internet shutdown, and 2-months since the government started blocking websites, MDRF organisers brought together 50 senior stakeholders from business, Telecoms, UN, and civil society. The webinar kick-started new relationships and will be followed by in-depth discussions for