Stories about Myanmar (Burma)

2 May 2016

It’s Open Season on Online Hate Speech in Myanmar

Activists have launched a page on Facebook dedicated to addressing the rising number of hate-speech cases in Myanmar. Meet the “No-Hate Speech Project.”

11 July 2014

Blocking Facebook: A Hot New Trend in Southeast Asia?

More and more governments in Southeast Asia are becoming aggressive in their efforts to block Facebook, especially during crisis moments. Netizens should respond by remaining vigilant.

14 April 2014

Myanmar Media Workers Protest Persecution With “Blackout”

Myanmar newspapers blacked-out their front pages to protest the jailing of journalists. Last week, journalist Zaw Pe was sentenced to one year in prison for "disrupting the work of a...

8 October 2013

Southeast Asia: Dictatorships Are Gone, But Censorship Hangs On

Both off and online, censorship is still enforced in several Southeast Asian countries through the use of draconian laws and strict media regulation.

26 January 2013

Video Advocacy Races Forward: 2012’s Dangers & 2013’s Solutions

Video is increasingly at the nexus of opportunity and danger for human rights activists. Video helps activists to document, confront, circumvent, and lobby against oppressive authorities—but it also allows those...

12 December 2012

Global Voices Where Every Voice Counts

The idea that every voice counts is one that is very close to the notion of Global Voices as a platform and as a community. As netizens unite to have...

26 July 2010

Southeast Asia: Sex and web censorship

Regulating internet content today is viewed as an anti-democratic practice but Southeast Asian governments seem able to justify it by invoking the need to save the young from the scourge...

27 November 2008

Burmese Farmers Charged Using the Electronic Act

The Burmese Army has filed charges against farmers who had lodged a complaint with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) against the Central Ordinance Depot on the 3rd August after 5,000...

11 November 2008

Burmese blogger Nay Phone Latt sentenced to twenty years and six months

Judge Daw Soe recently sentenced Nay Phone Latt to a total of twenty years and six months for possession of a banned video and having a blog to express his...

24 February 2008

Myanmar: Latt's arrest and blogger opposition to the new constitution

It's been a month now since Burmese blogger Nay Phone Latt was arrested by police in Yangon and a week since his family was allowed to visit him for the...

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