· June, 2017

Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from June, 2017

Myanmar Activist Charged with Defamation for Livestreaming a Satirical Play about the Army

“I streamed it live so that my friends could watch it because my son participated in the drama. I did not intend to defame the military," the activist told reporters.

Myanmar Journalists Unite Against Online Defamation Law

"Many people believe that the previous government, run by ex-generals, created such a legal mechanism to be able to sue those who stood against their administration."

Facebook Bans Racist Word ‘Kalar’ in Myanmar, Triggers Collateral Censorship

"I made a post telling my friends [that] the word is banned. Ironically, my post was removed and I was banned from liking, posting, and sharing content for 24 hours."

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