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Counter-Terrorism Law Threatens Press Freedom, Freedom of Information

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Myanmar press freedom and youth activists demonstrate for the release of two jailed Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, in Yangon, Myanmar, September 16, 2018.

Increasing Intimidation of Activists and Curbs on Free Expression Ahead of Polls

 (New York) – Burmese authorities should immediately release two people arrested this week for posting images on…
Emerging from diplomatic isolation and Western economic sanctions, Myanmar wants to be the “it" destination for foreign investors. Foreign business leaders flocked to the capital, Naypidaw, for the World Economic Forum on East Asia, a regional version of…

Companies Should Create Strong Rights Precedent

(Washington, DC) – Burma’s new telecom license winners should make a public commitment to strong human rights policies and broad transparency measures, Human Rights Watch said. Firms should say how they plan to protect users from illegal surveillance and…

 Reforming Telecommunications in Burma
 Human Rights and Responsible Investment in Mobile and

 the Internet

 Burma’s Ministry of…

Mobile, Internet Companies Need Rights Safeguards as They Enter Market

(Washington) – International telecommunications companies risk being linked to human rights abuses if they enter the Burmese market before adequate protections are in place, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. Burma’s human rights…
Update: Telenor Group responded to this letter on June 4, 2013.
 Mr. Jon Fredrik Baksaas
 President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
 Telenor Group
 Snarøyveien 30
 N-1331 Fornebu, Norway
 Cc: Ms. Mai Oldgard, Vice…
In a groundbreaking speech at the Newseum on Thursday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reset U.S. policy on Internet freedom, emphasizing the vital need for governments, companies and technology providers to ensure that the World Wide Web is a force…