Following the recently concluded elections in Myanmar, EngageMedia sits down with Maung Zarni, Burmese scholar and co-founder of Forces of Renewal Southeast Asia (FORSEA), to discuss how the poll results tie into the bigger digital rights challenges that the country is facing today.
From 10 - 12 June, CYRILLA and APC hosted a Twitter campaign. The purpose of #DigitalLawsAsia was to explore the human rights impacts of digital regulation in South and Southeast Asia.
Myanmar ICT for Development Organisation is an APC member organisations working on ICTs for peace. We talked to programme manager Myo Min Aung about how his recent participation in the African School on Internet Governance will impact their work, and what’s ahead.
A number of key issues for internet rights are on the agenda at HRC41, including the surveillance technology industry and freedom of assembly and association in the digital age. The session also presents the opportunity to address critical violations of internet rights in places like Ecuador, Myanmar, Palestine, Sudan and Tanzania, among others.
The short animated film narrates how Article 66(D) of the 2013 Telecommunications Law has been continuously used by the military and political parties to silence critics and dissenters of the government.
Organisers hope to raise public awareness, empower people to speak of their struggles in exercising their human rights online and mobilise more people to call for the immediate attention of the Myanmar government in upholding human rights online and offline.
This project seeks to protect and promote respect for freedom of religion and expression on the internet, particularly by countering hate speech online on the basis of religion, and generating narratives and discourse that defend secular and diverse opinions touching upon religion. The three-year project focuses on five countries in South and Southeast Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indones...
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. Sixteen member organisations have been recipients of 17 grants. The call for campaign and research grants is still open.
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 is undertaking research on the criminalisation of expression in India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Myanmar, and is calling for researchers with a firm background in ICT laws and policies from the above mentioned countries to coordinate the research. The deadline for applications is 21 April 2017.