24 June 2019

Stories from 24 June 2019

Myanmar disables internet access in conflict areas of Rakhine and Chin states

The government and operators did not specify when access to the internet will be restored.

Hong Kong press watchdog calls for investigation into police abuse against 26 journalists during protests

"Journalist watchdog recorded 10 cases of police officers firing tear gas bombs at close range towards reporters, 3 of whom were hit on the head."

Australia’s digital rights advocates and tech sector push back against law undermining encryption

"The new legislation directly targets encryption and basically coerces developers, device manufacturers and service providers to allow the government to spy on people’s encrypted data."

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