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Tag Archives: National security အမျိုးသားလုံခြုံရေး

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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

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Six risks from Myanmar’s draft Cyber Security Law

This analysis outlines six serious risks posed by the Myanmar military government’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

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

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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,

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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

Deactivating SIM cards during Covid-19 violates rights — Covid 19 ကာလအတွင်း ဆင်း(မ်)ကဒ်များကို ပိတ်သိမ်းခြင်းသည် လူ့အခွင့်အရေးများကိုချိုးဖောက်ခြင်း ဖြစ်သည်။

The government order to deactivate millions of unregistered SIM cards is disproportionate and incompatible with international standards, especially under Covid-19 when all focus should be on ensuring communications and access to information. The right to freedom of expression and information is critical in the response

Report: No permission to protest — ဆန္ဒထုတ်ဖော်ခွင့်မပြု

Click here to download No permission to protest ဆန္ဒထုတ်ဖော်ခွင့်မပြု  (7mb) >> 2020 marks the hundred-year anniversary of the first major protests in Myanmar’s modern history. Protests have launched political leaders, political parties, new constitutions and elections. As a result, the State has historically viewed protesters

New National Records and Archives Law preserves government secrecy — အစိုးရ၏ သတင်းအချက်အလက် သိုဝှက်မှုကို ဆက်လက်ခိုင်မာသွားစေသော “အမျိုးသား မှတ်တမ်းနှင့် မော်ကွန်းဥပဒေ”အသစ်

Although parliament made one improvement, the newly adopted National Records and Archives Law undermines the right to information and will preserve Myanmar’s position as one of the world’s most secretive countries. The new National Records and Archives Law is the opposite of the right to

21-day countdown to “Myanmar Internet Blackout Day 101” — အင်တာနက်ရရှိရေးကို အလေးထားသော လူပုဂ္ဂိုလ်အားလုံးသို့ အိတ်ဖွင့်ပေးစာ

Today kickstarts the 21-day countdown to Myanmar  Internet Blackout Day 101 on 30 September to show solidarity with over 600,000 people in Rakhine who have had no access to the internet for 101 days! Can you imagine that 30 September will be the 101st day

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FEM welcomes release of Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo — ရိုက်တာသတင်းထောက်များဖြစ်ကြသည့် ကိုဝလုံးနှင့် ကိုကျော်စိုးဦးတို့ လွတ်မြောက်လာသည့်အပေါ် လွတ်လပ်သော ထုတ်ဖော်ပြောဆိုခြင်းမြန်မာမှ ကြိုဆိုလိုက်ပါသည်။

“We are very happy to see Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo freed after 18 months of imprisonment. This is a great day for them and their families. So many people in Myanmar and worldwide will be celebrating their release,” said FEM Director, Yin Yadanar