Two steps forward, one step back: A year of media reform in Burma
Recent articles in Myanmar (formerly Burma)

Telecommunications operators were directed by authorities to block the ‘Justice for Myanmar’ website, which was launched early this year and published stories exposing alleged corruption in the military.

Human Rights Watch said the “overly broad restrictions” could “undermine fairness” as Myanmar prepares for the national election scheduled for November 8.

One year has passed but mobile internet networks are still restricted in nine townships in Myanmar’s Rakhine and Chin States. This unprecedented internet shutdown has adversely affected the lives of residents who are blocked from accessing vital information at a time when the world is facing the COVID-19 pandemic.