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Posts Tagged ‘Freedom of Expression’ (113 found)

Human Rights Must be at the Heart of Historic Election Period in Myanmar – UN expert

NEW YORK/GENEVA (29 October 2015) – UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, called on all those in positions of authority in Myanmar to ensure that respect for the human rights of all must be at the core of the historic elections due to take place in 10 days’ time […]

October 29, 2015  •  By United Nations Human Rights  •  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 ➤

Comparing States’ treatment of businesses and associations worldwide

Sectoral-equity-poster-small_500In this report, Maina Kiai’s third to the United Nations General Assembly, the Special Rapporteur compares the enabling environments that States, multilateral organizations and other actors create for businesses and associations, and highlights instances where they are treated inequitably.

October 28, 2015  •  By United Nations Special Rapporteur  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Facebook Arrests for Insult are Illegitimate in a Democracy

Yangon: ARTICLE 19, the Gender Equality Network (GEN) and Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO) call for the immediate and unconditional release of Chaw Sandhi Tun, who has been arrested and detained for posting a satirical gender-related image on Facebook […]

October 22, 2015  •  By ARTICLE 19, Gender Equality Network and Myanmar ICT for Development Organization  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

For a “Free and Fair” Election, Freedom of Expression Must be Upheld

MDY-Students-SentencedOn 14 October 2015, plainclothes police arrested Patrick Khum Jaa Lee on the grounds that he had shared a photo on Facebook that was deemed to be insulting to the Burma Army Chief, Min Aung Hlaing. A similar incident occurred earlier last week, in which 25-year-old Chaw Sandi Htun was arrested and charged under Article 500 of the Criminal Procedure Code for defamation along with the 2004 Electronic Transactions Law for using Facebook to compare the new colour of the Burma Army uniforms to that of Aung San Suu Kyi’s htamein (A traditional sarong worn by women in Burma) […]

October 20, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Free Patrick Kum Jaa Lee

Burma Campaign UK today urged President Thein Sein to immediately release Patrick Kum Jaa Lee and all other political prisoners in Burma […]

October 20, 2015  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Royce, Engel, Salmon, Sherman, Chabot, Crowley Condemn Arrests in Burma

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Ed Royce (CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Rep. Eliot L. Engel (NY), the Committee’s ranking member; Reps. Matt Salmon (AZ) and Brad Sherman (CA), the chair and ranking member of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Rep. Steve Chabot (OH) former chair of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; and Rep. Joe Crowley (NY), Democratic Caucus Vice-Chairman; made the following statement condemning recent arrests in Burma and the threats to freedom of expression in that country […]

October 20, 2015  •  By Congressmen Ed Royce, Eliot L. Engel, Matt Salmon, Brad Sherman and Steve Chabot  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ကမာၻ႔ဒီမိုကေရစီ လူငယ္မ်ားေန႔အထိမ္းအမွတ္ ထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကညာခ်က္

ယေန႔သည္ ကမာၻ႔ဒီမိုကေရစီလူငယ္မ်ားေန႔ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ေက်ာင္းသားလူငယ္ မ်ား၏ ဒီမုိကရက္တစ္ အေတြးအေခၚပိုင္းဆုိင္ရာဗဟုသုတမ်ား၊ လူငယ္အစုအဖြဲ႔မ်ား အခ်င္းခ်င္း ပူးေပါင္းလုပ္ေဆာင္မႈမ်ားကို တုိးျမင့္လာေစရန္ႏွင့္ ခက္ခဲေသာ နိုင္ငံေရး အေျခအေနမ်ားကို ရင္ဆိုင္ေျဖရွင္းၿပီး တိုးတက္ဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးလာေစရန္ ႏုိင္ငံတကာ စုစည္း ညီညြတ္မႈ ကြန္ယက္မ်ားမွ ေပၚေပါက္လာရျခင္း ျဖစ္ပါသည္[…]

October 18, 2015  •  By Students and Youth Congress of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AAPP Demand the Release of Social Media Activists

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) call for the immediate and unconditional release of Patrick Kum Jaa Lee and Chaw Sandi Tun who have been arrested and detained for mocking the Military on Facebook […]

October 17, 2015  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners  •  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 ➤