Stories about Myanmar (Burma)
Myanmar’s crypto revolution is at the beginning of the tug of war between repression and resistance, and will play a critical role in Myanmar’s political revolution.
"He is the third journalist to be killed in Myanmar in less than a month, in a sign of the absolutely unacceptable practices increasingly employed by the junta."
"Myanmar hip hop will never be silenced. We come together, not because we are the same but because we are united as one."
"Without letting me sleep, they interrogated me for three days. I requested water, which they allowed me only on the third day. I had food only on the fourth day."
"We're all just waiting for the knock on the door. Sometimes you hear footsteps on the stairs, it's like they're coming for you: you have this feeling all the time."
'It can be expected that the true aim of the bill is to repress freedom of expression online and ban social networks.'
Myanmar NGO launches tool for voters to compare human rights programs of parties competing in election
"Our aim is to give the electorate complete information about the political parties’ human rights promises – or lack of promises – so that voters can make a fully informed decision."
Global Voices interviewed Thet Min, fact-checker for ‘Real or not’ fact-checking news website, about their efforts to expose and stop disinformation in Myanmar ahead of the November 8 elections.
"It shows the increased intolerance by the government on freedom of expression and that they are trying to cover up the crimes and corruption of the military."
The protest featured the unfurling of a banner that read: “Is the internet being shut down to hide war crimes and killing people?”
''Even as the platforms have grown and spread around the world, the center of gravity of these debates continues to revolve around D.C. and San Francisco.''
In the middle of a global pandemic, access to information is even more critical than usual.
"During the global pandemic, we need to stop the war and internet shutdown to fight COVID-19 in Rakhine."
EngageMedia lists some of the media initiatives addressing the COVID-19 "Infodemic' across the Asia-Pacific region
Activist and human rights groups are worried that free speech is being undermined in the name of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Thousands of social media users made a group and a network to serve as watchdogs for fake news on social media."
"They told us they would withhold rations and that we couldn’t stay in the camps. So we had no choice."
"There has been no evidence that the disproportionate decision has had any positive effect on reducing the conflict, which remains pervasive."
Netizen Report: Two years after fleeing military attacks in Myanmar, Rohingya refugees face mobile blackout in Bangladesh
Refugees lose mobile access in Bangladesh, a Hong Kong web forum weathers a DDoS attack, and Turkey expands internet regulations.
Struggles for political power in Myanmar, Mauritania and Ethiopia led to widespread shutdowns of internet services this week.