Tag Archives: Protection of journalists and human rights defenders

Remembering 300 women and girls silenced forever by coup – စစ်အာဏာသိမ်းမှုကြောင့် ထာဝရနှုတ်ပိတ်ခံခဲ့ရသော အမျိုးသမီးနှင့် မိန်းကလေးငယ် အယောက် ၃၀၀ အား အောက်မေ့သတိရခြင်း

On “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women”, FEM remembers the more than 300 women and girls whose voices have been silenced forever by the coup. The killed women included students, protesters, teachers, nurses, public officials, nuns, civil society workers, political activists, shop

9 killed journalists remembered on international impunity day – အသတ်ခံခဲ့ရသော သတင်းထောက် (၉)ဦးအား “အပြည်ပြည်ဆိုင်ရာ သတင်းသမားများအပေါ်ကျူးလွန်သည့် ရာဇဝတ်မှုများမှ ပြစ်ဒဏ်ကင်းလွတ်နေခြင်းကို ရပ်တန့်ရေးနေ့”တွင် အောက်မေ့သတိရမိခြင်း

FEM marks “International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists” by remembering the nine journalists killed in Myanmar, and expressing solidarity with all those journalists who have been seriously injured, tortured, and subject to sexual violence with no recourse to justice due to the

Report: Myanmar’s media not free or fair — လွတ်လပ်မျှတခြင်းများ ဆုံးရှုံးနေသော မြန်မာ့မီဒီယာ

Democratic elections require robust public debate in order to be free and fair. Media freedom, including the freedom to investigate, access, and publish information without restriction, is a prerequisite for such debate. Only a free media can ensure that political parties, leaders, and their promises

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

5 gaps in MNHRC’s draft Strategic Plan

MNHRC’s decision to openly consult with civil society on its Draft Strategic Plan 2020-2024 demonstrates a willingness to conduct a real, substantive and open consultative process. FEM has reviewed the Draft on the basis of international standards and past experiences, and makes 5 positive recommendations

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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

Report: Daring to defy Myanmar’s patriarchy — ပေထရီအာခီတော်လှန်ရေး

Across Myanmar, women human rights defenders (WHRDs) exercise their right to freedom of expression to expose discrimination and injustice, name-and-shame perpetrators, and speak uncomfortable truths to power. In doing so, they risk retaliation including physical, sexual, and psychological gender-based violence (GBV). The risk of GBV

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Show-trial convicts Reuters journalists to 7 years imprisonment — ရုပ်ပြသက်သက်ဖြစ်သော တရားခွင်မှ Reuters ဂျာနယ်လစ်နှစ်ဦးကို ထောင်ဒဏ်ပြစ်မှုချမှတ် စီရင်လိုက်သည်

“Today’s decision to convict the Reuters journalists despite overwhelming evidence of their innocence is a travesty,” said Yin Yadanar Thein, Manager of Free Expression Myanmar. “The conviction shows the lengths to which the Myanmar state is willing to go to hide its wrongdoing. In the