Mandalay city officials are facing public condemnation over a tobacco company’s sponsorship of an upcoming mini-marathon that will be held in honor of Burma’s 70th Independence Day on 4 January.
Burma’s notorious online defamation law remains the tool of choice for powerful people in the country who seek to punish those who are trying to hold them accountable, and the amendment of the law in August has had “no discernible impact” on this, says a new report by the rights groups Free Expression Myanmar.
Information technology professionals gathered yesterday at the CommuniCast Myanmar 2016 conference at Novotel Yangon Max to discuss the country’s digital future. However, while they were officially there to showcase satellite, fibre optics and broadcasting technologies, they also used the opportunity to demand the right to free expression from the NLD-led government.
While 140,000 Rohingya IDPs in Arakan State face an uncertain future, one man fights to preserve their past.