Stories about Myanmar (Burma)
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...
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?”
"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."