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Posts Tagged ‘Freedom of Information’ (10 found)

UN Special Rapporteur’s Visit Highlight ongoing Human Rights Issues in Burma

Yanghee-LeeLast week, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma, Ms. Yanghee Lee, completed a 12-day tour of Burma – the first visit of its kind under the new NLD-led Government […]

July 6, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Watch: “They Can Arrest You at Any Time” The Criminalization of Peaceful Expression in Burma

HRWThe past five years have been a time of liberalization and change in Burma. The abolition of prior censorship and a loosening of licensing requirements has led to a vibrant press, and the shift from formal military rule has emboldened civil society […]

June 29, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Dismantle Infrastructure of Repression

(Rangoon) – Burma’s new government should use its parliamentary majority to repeal or amend the many military and colonial-era laws used to criminalize peaceful speech and assembly, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today […]

June 29, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Appeal to the Myanmar Peoples (Charter 77-inspired Call for Grassroots Democracy)

We the endorsers of this declaration are Myanmar individuals who want to see liberty, justice and human rights prevail in our multi-ethnic multi-faith Union of Myanmar. Today our country has begun to move along the path of democratization, peace and harmony […]

April 7, 2016  •  By Myanmar individuals  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Half Empty: Burma’s Political Parties and their Human Rights Commitments

Half empty report by FIDH On 8 November 2015, Burma’s electorate will vote for the representatives who will sit in Parliament from 201b to 2021. The polls are anticipated to usher in a Parliament that will be markedly different from the body that was installed as a result of the November 2010 election and the April 2012 by–elections […]

November 3, 2015  •  By International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s 2015 Elections and the 2008 Constitution

With elections scheduled in Burma on 8 November, this briefing contains detailed analysis of what is likely to happen after election day, the process of the elections, and key election statistics […]

October 30, 2015  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Freedom on the Net 2015

Buddhist monks use the internet in an internet cafe in Yangon March 29, 2012.  REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR  - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - RTR301Q7

Internet freedom in Myanmar declined during the coverage period of this report in comparison with the progress made since the country undertook liberalization in 2011. 1 The government and security forces stepped up intimidation of internet users during social protests, intensifying conflict in ethnic minority regions, and during preparation for the 2015 national elections […]

October 29, 2015  •  By Freedom House  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Watch: Activists Charged for Mocking Military Online

(New York) – Burmese authorities should immediately release two people arrested this week for posting images on social media mocking the military, Human Rights Watch said today. The arrests took place in the run-up to the November 8, 2015 elections, with the military firmly in charge behind the scenes […]

October 17, 2015  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Ministry Of Defence Broke Law Delaying Disclosure Of Burma Military Training Details

The Information Commissioner’s Office, which monitors adherence to the Freedom of Information Act 2000, has issued a decision notice that the Ministry of Defence breached the Freedom of Information Act by failing to disclose details of military training being given to the Burmese Army […]

August 21, 2014  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

European Parliament Urges Burma to Respect Right to Information

Reporters Without Borders hails yesterday’s European Parliament resolution on the plight of Burma’s Rohingya Muslims, who are not only persecuted by the authorities and denied Burmese citizenship, but also denied access to news and information and subjected to an information blackout […]

June 14, 2013  •  By Reporters Without Borders  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤