Myanmar

"Are You Ready?": New film explores how Myanmar's Article 66(D) affects freedom of expression
"Are You Ready?": New film explores how Myanmar's Article 66(D) affects freedom of expression 14 March 2019 APCNews

Article 66(D) of Myanmar's 2013 Telecommunications Law, which provides for up to three years in prison for “extorting, coercing, restraining wrongfully, defaming, disturbing, causing undue influence or threatening any person using a telecommunications network,” has had a dramatic impact on free speech in the country. The law is frequently used to silence dissent, and with more than 100 cases filed, its chilling effect on freedom of expression is widespread. To counter this, APC ...

Raising awareness of human rights online in Myanmar
Raising awareness of human rights online in Myanmar 03 January 2019 APCNews

This is a version of an article published by EngageMedia on their website. To commemorate International Human Rights Day, APC member EngageMedia, along with also member Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO) and Phandeeyar Innovation Lab, organised a film screening and discussion on 16 December 2018 in Yangon. It featured two short films that showcased the everyday struggles of Myanmar people in exercising their human rights online. The films are the res...

Challenging hate narratives and violations of freedom of religion and expression online in Asia
Challenging hate narratives and violations of freedom of religion and expression online in Asia 18 December 2018

“It all started with a malicious Facebook post. Photographs of venerated figures – two Hindu kings of medieval India, and a recently departed demagogue of a Hindu right-wing political party, were morphed to show them in an apparently ‘derogatory’ manner, and widely circulated over social media. As if on cue, the moment they went viral, hundreds of supporters of far right Hindu organisat...

APC's subgranting programme benefits 16 members in 2018
APC's subgranting programme benefits 16 members in 2018 28 March 2018

APC’s subgranting programme, now in its third year, has so far awarded a total of USD 291,534 to support its members in achieving APC’s vision. Seventeen member organisations were recipients of 17 grants, 14 of which are project grants of up to USD 20,000 each, while the other three are research and campaign grants of up to USD 5,000 each. This last category of grants is still open for prop...

Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO)
Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO) 02 November 2017

Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO) works on ICT for peace. It has developed a diversity of digital security initiatives, monitors online hate speech and develops counter speech, and has produced handbooks on an online peace mobilisation system and social media verification guidelines.

APC IMPACT call for regional coordinator consultant: Research on criminalisation of expression on the internet
APC IMPACT call for regional coordinator consultant: Research on criminalisation of expression on the internet 08 April 2017

Research on criminalisation of expression on the internet Background The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is undertaking research on the criminalisation of expression in India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Myanmar. In this regard, APC is calling for researchers with a firm background in information and communication technology (ICT) laws and policies from the above mentioned...

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