Over a year since the coup that brought Myanmar back under military dictatorship, the country continues to face serious digital threats and numerous human rights violations. The ongoing push to enact a draconian cybersecurity bill and the sale of Telenor’s Myanmar telecom unit to a military-linked company are just some of the developments fuelling fears of further digital oppression in the country.
In this episode of Pretty Good Podcast, Asia-Pacific analyst and Access Now’s Myanmar lead Wai Phyo Myint elaborates on how these developments are affecting the efforts of Myanmar’s resilient digital rights actors, individuals, and organisations to restore democracy in the country. She also shares concrete ways that the international community can continue to or update their support for changemakers.
Watch the full podcast here: https://engagemedia.org/2022/pretty-good-podcast-20-myanmar-digital-coup/